Raspberry Ganache Thumbprints are a delicious and unique Christmas cookies recipe. Chocolate thumbprint cookies are filled with rich chocolate raspberry Ganache and topped with fresh raspberries.
Raspberry Ganache Thumbprints
If you are looking for a decadent and original Christmas cookies recipe, you have come to the right place. These chocolate-y Raspberry Ganache Thumbprints are a pretty and delicious addition to any dessert table or holiday cookie exchange
Raspberry Ganache Thumbprints Recipe
- ½ cup shortening
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Optional- crushed almond pieces and raspberries
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
- 9 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
- ¼ cup raspberry preserves
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening until smooth and creamy.
- Add brown sugar and baking powder and cream until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
- In a small bowl, mix together flour and cocoa powder. Add to butter mixture and stir to combine.
- Stir in chocolate pieces.
- Roll into 1"-1½" balls (I just used a tablespoon to scoop it out). Roll in crushed almond pieces, if desired.
- Place about 1½ inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Press your thumb into the center of each ball to make an indent.
- Bake in a 350° oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until edges are set. Let stand for about 2 hours or chill for 30 minutes before adding ganache.
- Heat cream and butter in a small saucepan until the butter melts and the cream starts to boil, stirring often.
- Place chocolate in a food processor and process until it's finely chopped.
- Gradually add the hot cream and process until the mixture is smooth.
- Add the raspberry preserves and process until it's well mixed.
- Now we can add the ganache to the cookies. You can spoon it in. Or you can do what I did and place it in a baggy, seal it, and cut off a small corner to squeeze into the cookies, for a much neater experience.
- Top with fresh raspberries, if desired.
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