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Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprints

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"What's better than freshly baked homemade cookies? These cute little cookies, featuring the classic combo of hazelnuts and chocolate, are sure to become a new family favourite."
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1 h 4 m servings 188
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 servings, 2 cookies each)


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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix flour and baking powder. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Blend in egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture until blended. Shape into 48 balls, using about 1 tablespoon for each.
  3. Beat egg whites lightly. Dip dough balls, 1 at a time, in egg whites, then roll in nuts until evenly coated. Place 1 inch apart on parchment-covered baking sheets. Press your thumb into centres to indent.
  4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  5. Spoon cream cheese into pastry bag fitted with star tip. Use to pipe cream cheese onto cookies, adding about 1 teaspoon to each.


  • Variation:
  • Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Product.
  • Substitute:
  • Prepare using your favourite chopped nuts.
  • Make Ahead:
  • Dough can be prepared and shaped into balls ahead of time. Refrigerate up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before baking as directed.
  • How to Store:
  • Keep frosted cookies refrigerated.
  • Size Wise:
  • Enjoy your favourite foods while keeping portion size in mind.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 188 calories; 13 15.6 2.8 46 104 Full nutrition

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These were really good. I did not have any chocolate cream cheese (I couldn't find it anywhere) so I subbed nutella and I thought it paired superbly.

Absolutely delicious cookie! I made them for our family Christmas Eve get together this year and they were gone almost as soon as I set out the plate. I had never used flavored Philly Cream Che...