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Chocolate Toffee Thumbprint Cookies


3 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
48 cookies

Classic filled thumbprint cookies get a twist with this recipe. Using Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie mix makes it easy to make these toffee cookies soft and chewy. Add HERSHEY’S Cocoa and HEATH Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits and a dollop of chocolate ganache on top for an indulgent holiday cookie.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 pouch
    Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix (17.5-ounce)
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup
    butter softened
  • 2 Tbsps
  • 1
  • 1 cup
    HEATH Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsps
    whipping creme
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 tsps
    Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors Jingle Mix nonpareils

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
wooden spoon wooden spoon
cookie sheet cookie sheet
wire rack wire rack
microwave microwave
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl

Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix cookie mix, cocoa, 1/2 cup softened butter, water and egg with spoon until soft dough forms. Stir in toffee bits.


Shape dough into 48 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.


Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Using back of round metal measuring 1/2 teaspoon, make 1-inch circle indentation in center of each cookie, wiping spoon occasionally to reduce sticking. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.


In small microwavable bowl, microwave microwave milk chocolate chips, whipping cream and remaining 1 tablespoon butter uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir. Continue to microwave in 10-second increments until chips are melted and mixture can be stirred smooth. Spoon 1/2 teaspoonful of the filling into indentation in each cookie. Top with nonpareils. Let stand about 2 hours or until filling is set. Store covered in refrigerator.


Substitute chopped toasted pecans or almonds for nonpareils.

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