Valentine’s Day: Dove Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Sugar Cookies

Pink Dove Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Sugar Cookies | Revamperate Pink Dove Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Sugar Cookies | Revamperate
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching (less than a month away)! For your Valentine’s Day treats this year, look no further than cookies. Try a new twist on classic thumbprint cookies with these pink Dove dark chocolate thumbprint sugar cookies. That’s a mouthful, eh? But these cookies are worth every word.

A lot of times, you see thumbprint cookies take the form of Kiss Blossoms, peanut butter cookies with a Hersey’s kiss in the middle. These thumbprint cookies are actually sugar cookies, and they’re even rolled in extra sugar for good measure. With a dark chocolate Dove heart in the middle, they have a rich taste that compliments the soft and light sugar cookie very well without being overwhelming. Plus, they’re pretty perfect for Valentine’s Day with their light pink tone. Let’s get started!

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Ingredients (makes 15-18 cookies):

  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1 cup sugar + extra for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbs heavy whipping cream (can substitute milk)
  • 4-5 drops red or pink food coloring
  • 15-18 Dove dark chocolate hearts

First, cream together the softened butter and cup of sugar. Add in the egg, beat well, and then add the vanilla. Mix in several drops of food coloring until you reach your desired color. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the pink mixture and mix until soft.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on a cookie sheet a couple inches apart and bake on 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. They won’t look done yet, but that’s ok. Even if you don’t see brown yet, they are probably perfect.

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Pull the cookies out of the oven and push a dark chocolate Dove heart into the center of each one. Let sit for one minute and move to the fridge to cool completely. This will keep the chocolate from over melting while the cookies cool.

Once the chocolate has hardened, take a bite and experience the rich taste of dark chocolate with light sugar cookies. Give them out for Valentine’s Day this year, and everyone will love them. Enjoy!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Reese's Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | RevamperateReese's Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | RevamperateLast weekend, Andrew took the LSAT exam for law school. If you’re not familiar, the LSAT is a pretty intense exam best known for it’s very difficult “mind games.” Studying for the test really took a toll on him these last few months, and now he’s preparing his applications while he waits for his final score. In an effort to make him feel a little better afterward, I did what any reasonable person would do – I made cookies!

Peanut butter and chocolate are Andrew’s favorite combination, so that was a must. Reese’s are his favorite candy, so I incorporated them into these very soft and peanut butter chip loaded peanut butter thumbprint cookies. And ohmygod did they come out good?! Between the two of us, we ate most of them because they were just too delicious. Trust me on this.

The softness of the cookies, in my opinion, is the best part. I can’t stand overly crunchy cookies (except in cases like Oreos, etc. when they’re supposed to be crunchy). Follow these steps and you’ll make the best soft cookies EVER. Stay tuned – I plan on revamping this recipe for a few different cookies down the line.

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You’ll need:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup peanut butter chips

First, cream together the butter and sugars. Then beat in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla, beating well between each one (and yes, that order works best). Mix in the flour, salt and baking soda. The dough should be creamy but thick. Stir in the peanut butter chips with a spoon or spatula and chill for 20-30 minutes.

Reese's Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | RevamperateReese's Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | Revamperate

Take the dough out of the fridge and let sit until it’s soft enough to work with. Roll it into 1-inch balls and place several inches apart on a cookie sheet (I use a cookie scoop to get the right amount of dough). Bake on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes but no more than that. Even though they will look doughy and undone, they are exactly like you want them – soft but fully cooked. Immediately after you remove them from the oven, push unwrapped mini Reese’s peanut butter cups into the centers of the soft cookies and move them to the fridge to cool. This will prevent the Reese’s chocolate from melting too much. After about 10 minutes in the fridge, they’re ready to eat.

Offer these too anyone, and you’ll probably make a friend forever. Just sayin’. Plus these are perfect for a cookie swap. That was one of my favorite Christmas activities with my old coworkers. Now get baking and enjoy!