Cookie season is coming soon and these chocolate thumbprint cookies make perfect edible gifts or you can just eat them yourself of course. I made the filling with just white chocolate and matcha. But if you would like a softer filling, you can make it into a ganache by adding about 75ml of cream when you are melting the chocolate over a water bath. These cookies are quite fudgy and I find them nicer if they are not too big, so try to use not more than 1 tablespoon of cookie dough per cookie.
You can use the leftover matcha-white chocolate to make hot chocolate milk.
This recipe makes about 15 cookies.
For the cookies:
1 cup of self-rising flour
113grs of butter at room temperature
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
½ cup of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
1 tablespoon of milk
For the matcha filling:
225gr of white chocolate, chopped
1 ½ tablespoons of sifted matcha
50grs of dark chocolate, melted
Preheat the oven to 180/350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the butter, sugar, vanilla and the egg yolk. Then add the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Mix until combined. Finally add the milk and mix only until combined.
Make small balls with about 1 tablespoon of the cookie dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space in between. With your thumb press a bit with your fingers to flatten them. Using the handle of a wooden spoon; press gently in the middle of each cookie to create an indentation.
Bake them for 10 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven, press each cookie again with the handle of the wooden spoon as the indentations lose definition while baking. Allow them cool completely.
Once the cookies have cooled down, start making the filling. Melt the white chocolate over a water bath. Once it has completely melted, slowly start adding and mixing in the sifted matcha.
Place the matcha-white chocolate in a piping bag or zip lock bag. Pipe it into the center of each cookie. Allow the chocolate to harden. You can place the cookies in the fridge to speed up the process.
Once the chocolate has hardened, decorate each cookie by drizzling melted dark chocolate over each one. Once the dark chocolate has hardened, keep them in an airtight container.