Sunday, January 2, 2011

Cinnamon Chocolate Thumbprints

At the beginning of December I complained that November's posts were way too brown and promised all things colorful and sparkly.  Looking back on December, you probably needed sunglasses to view most of them. Some bright and sparkly and some just loud and tacky. 

So it's a new year and I want it to be all about balance. Starting now. 

These cookies are brown with a splash of color. 

They also have smaller amounts of butter and sugar, also New Year appropriate since many people are all about reducing in January to compensate for holiday indulgences.

I had some leftover milk chocolate to use up which fit perfectly with this recipe. 

The first batch I made came out way to dry so I have made some adjustments.

Cinnamon Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
I love this bowl I bought in the Maldives. It has cinnamon sticks embedded in the wood and smells amazing.

For the full recipe, hop on over to my German Food Page at


  1. Very beautiful thumbprint cookies, love those snail-swirls atop.
    Happy 2011!

  2. I love the burst of color you added to the cookie! Of course, I would have eaten it regardless but I'm all for some visual pop, too :D

  3. It's totally not lame to still bake from a Christmas cookbook. Those holiday recipes are the best!! These thumbprints look super yummy, too! :D

  4. Yum cinnamon is one of my fav's and I think this recipe will work well all year round, not lame at all. And how amazing is that bowl.


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