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Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt

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Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.

Today: The 7 reasons you should make these cookies, right now.

Almond Thumbprints

Seven reasons why you should make Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt tonight. 

1. You asked your hostess what you can bring tonight, assuming she would say “just your smile” so you could settle into a marathon of House of Cards but to your mild horror she sent back a panicked email looking for dessert. 

2. You have left over almond meal you’ve been dying to get rid of. 

3. You have no eggs.

4. A friend has recently brought you homemade jam, caramel that is so addictive you might not make it into work for a few weeks or some other confection in search of a thumbprint that you will substitute for the chocolate. 

5. You make it as written; chocolate + salt always = thank you.

6. They last all week. 

7. You have decided to stay home and stare out the window and mind-will your neighbor to mow his lawn. This will require a snack. 

Almond Thumbprints

Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt by EmilyC

¾ cup almond meal
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature + 2 tablespoons (for chocolate filling)
finely grated zest from 1 small lemon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons golden syrup or light corn syrup
sea salt, to taste

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Tags: jenny, jenny's in the kitchen, dessert, cookies, thumbprints, chocolate, weeknight, everyday cooking

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Comments (9)


about 2 years ago ATG117

Because Passover's on the brain, I have to say these would be perfect for the holiday too.


about 2 years ago zahavah

I was thinking the exact same thing based on the ingredient list....but when you click on the recipe, it contains flour. Perhaps you can sub matzah meal for flour...


about 2 years ago Jestei

sadly not KFP but really good the rest of the year. and perfect for egg allergy folks.


about 2 years ago Januche

What can I say, your columns are a hoot!


about 2 years ago Jestei

thank you!!


about 2 years ago EmilyC

Jenny -- what a nice surprise to see these in your column! Happy they helped you with all seven things above, especially #7 (very funny!).


about 2 years ago Jestei

love them


about 2 years ago JennyMac

Hi, quick question, where did your almond meal come from. What exactly is it?


about 2 years ago Jestei

Ground almonds, which you can do yourself or Trader Joe's sells it.