Jenny Craig Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Makes 48 cookies


  • 3/4 cup Nestlé semi-sweet morsels
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar, plus additional for rolling
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbls nonfat milk
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • orange filling (recipe below)


Beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, milk and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beat until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to handle. Prepare orange filling (recipe below).

Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb in center of each cookie. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.

Spoon about 1/4 tsp filling into thumbprint of warm cookies. Gently press chocolate morsels into center of each cookie. Carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely.

Orange Filling:

Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tbls softened butter or margarine, 4 tsps milk, 1/2 tsp freshly grated orange peel and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract in small bowl; beat on high speed until smooth. Stir in food coloring to get desired holiday color (optional).

Per Serving (1 cookie):

1 1/2 Starch, 2 Fat, 1 Unlimited Free

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