Chocolate thumbprint cookies with dulce de leche.

Biscotti semplici al cioccolato ripieni di dulce de leche.

Welcome to day 7 of my Cookie Advent Calendar!

Today I want to share a very common but delicious recipe: thumbprint cookies.

They can be done with chocolate or not, using many different fillings ( melted chocolate, jam…) I have chosen dulce de leche because I love it so, so much!

This recipe comes from my friend Nensi, I have to thank her a lot!

Let’s jump to the recipe as I have to write so many more ( I am halfway with recipe making the moment I write, I have 10 more cookies to make!)

Chocolate thumbprint cookies with dulce de leche.

Servings: 20


  • 120 g all purpose flour 00
  • 40 g Dutch cocoa
  • 115 g butter
  • 110 g sugar
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • caster sugar to coat
  • dulce de leche


  • Beat soft butter with sugar until creamy, add yolk and cream, mix well.
  • Add flour, cocoa and salt, all sifted.
    Mix well, you will end with a crumbly dough, press it with hands to keep it together.
  • Take small pieces of dough, the size of a big walnut.
    Roll them between hands then roll them in caster sugar to coat.
  • Put the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and press gently the centre of the cookie with the bottom of a wooden spoon or with your thumb.
  • Bake at 350°F/ 175°C for 10-15 minutes then remove from oven.
    If the thumbprint is less evident press a little more with the wooden spoon while cookies are still hot.
  • Let them cool completely before removing them from the tray and filling them with dulce de leche.
  • Due to the filling these cookies have to be consumed in a couple of days.
Chocolate thumbprint cookies with dulce de leche.

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