Cappuccino Thumbprint Cookies

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Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

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These are a dressed-up version of a typical thumbprint cookie, where a little sphere of dough is indented at the top and filled with reduced preserves. These are first painted with egg white and rolled in ground almonds, then filled with a white chocolate and espresso filling, just a little more sophisticated than the usual jam.


Cookie Dough

  • 8 ounces (2 sticks/225 grams) unsalted butter, softened


  1. For the dough, combine the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with the paddle on medium speed until well mixed and slightly lightened, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, beating smooth after each addition.
  2. Decrease the speed to low and beat in the flour, just until it is absorbed. Use a large rubber spatu