Chocolate Nutella Thumbprint Cookies make a delicious twist on the classic thumbprint cookie! Rich chocolate thumbprint cookies are filled with Nutella spread and topped with chopped almonds are a must-bake for chocolate and Nutella lovers.
These homemade Chocolate Nutella Thumbprint Cookies are an elevated twist on the classic thumbprint cookies. They are super chocolatey with a fudgy hazelnut spread center and chopped almonds topping. These Chocolate Nutella Thumbprint Cookies will be a perfect homemade gift for your loved ones or just an ideal indulgent snack with a glass of milk.
I absolutely love how they came out. They are easy to make, easy to eat, and filled with Nutella to give them an extra pop! Plus, everyone loves chocolate cookies and Nutella, no doubt about it. Therefore, these cookies are suitable for any time of the year.
Crisp vs Soft Cookies
There are actually two versions of the Chocolate Nutella Thumbprint Cookies recipe in my recipe. Depending on your preference, you can easily switch the texture of these cookies.
How to make crisp thumbprint cookies:
- Use cake flour. Cake flour has less protein than all-purpose flour, so it does create more delicate textures. It also makes the cookies a little crumbly since it does not give as much structure as the all-purpose flour.
- Use cornstarch. When added to cake and cookie recipes, cornstarch helps create a crumbly and tender dessert-like texture.
- Bake for a longer time. Baking a cookie for longer will result in a crispier cookie. You will need to lower the oven temperature so that you can bake these cookies for a longer time without burning them.
How to make soft thumbprint cookies:
- Use all-purpose flour. All-purpose flour is high in protein and enables more gluten formation in the dough to make the cookies soft and chewy.
- Bake for a shorter time. Shorter baking time and a higher temperature make softer, thicker cookies.
Best Thumbprint Cookies Tips
- Measure the flour correctly. It is so easy to over-measure flour when using cups, causing the cookies to be too hard and cracking when shaped. When measuring the flour for these cookies, make sure to spoon it into the measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife.
- The dough is too crumbly. After you add the flour to the cookie dough, it will look a little crumbly at first. This is normal. The dough will eventually come together as you continue mixing.
- Don’t use your thumb. I know that these cookies are called thumbprint cookies for a reason. However, I don’t really recommend pressing the cookies down with your thumb. Whenever I press these cookies down with my thumb, the indents usually end up uneven or too big to my liking. Use a tool with a small cylindrical shape instead.
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