Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are similar to the Hershey Kisses Blossom Cookies except this time around I used Hazelnut and did not chill the dough before baking. I also used baking soda instead of baking powder per the original recipe from If You Give A Blond A Kitchen which also used peanut butter but I’ve skipped it this time. I just wanted a simple Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies for my first day of holiday baking and I’m happy to say the family approves.

Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulates sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup  hazelnut spread (Nutella)


  • In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar using the paddle attachment until well-combined and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract then gradually add the flour mixture. 
    Preheat the oven to 375°.
    Scoop a spoonful of dough to form a bowl or use a cookie scooper if you have one. Place in a cookie sheet. Repeat. Bake 'em in the oven for 10-12 minutes.  
  • Once baked, take 'em out and immediately push thumb in the middle of the cookie. Let them cool in a rack while you bake the next batch. 
    Once cooled, spoon some hazelnut into the thumbprint indentation. 

Try to eat only 2, HAH!

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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