Easter Egg Thumbprint Cookies


Easter High Altitude | Published April 2, 2023 by Mimi Council

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These simple Easter Egg Thumbprint Cookies are chocolate Easter egg thumbprint cookies filled with assorted organic cream filled chocolates from Lake Champlain Chocolates. I dress them up with a little drizzle of white chocolate and sprinkles for an equally delicious and festive cookie!

If you’re looking for more Easter desserts, try my Easer Bunny Cake, Brown Sugar Carrot Cupcakes, or my Easter Cheeseboard!

easter egg thumbprint cookies

I was teamed up with my friends at Lake Champlain Chocolates to create these amazing Easter Egg Thumbprint Cookies! These chocolate Easter egg thumbprint cookies are a classic butter cookie and they’re filled with Lake Champlain Chocolate’s Organic Chocolate Eggs.

Lake Champlain Chocolates makes some of my favorite holiday chocolates, and just chocolate in general. Their organic line of chocolate is amazing and they always have something festive for each holiday, which is really hard to find in the organic space!

I use Lake Champlain Chocolate’s Organic Chocolate Eggs for these chocolate Easter Egg Thumbprint Cookies. I used the Assorted Organic Chocolate Eggs for this recipe, meaning all the cookies are filled with something different. Their Assorted Organic Chocolate Eggs include everything from Coconut Cream, Vanilla Cream, Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate Truffle, and Dark Chocolate Truffle.

This simple and festive Easter cookie recipe is one that everyone will love because the eggs are all a little different! You can easily decorate and celebrate naturally this Easter with this recipe.

easter egg thumbprint cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Simple and Festive: I love simple and festive desserts that don't require a ton of time or decorating, and this one is exactly that!

Organically Decorated: It can be challenging during the holidays to be organic as everything is filled with artificial colors. But, I make decorating for Easter easy with this organic and festive recipe!

Quick and Easy: During the holidays I love quick and easy recipes and this one is so simple to whip up the day before Easter.

easter egg thumbprint cookies

Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Lake Champlain Chocolate’s Organic Chocolate Eggs

Organic White Chocolate

Suncore Foods Organic Pink Dye

India Tree Nature's Colors Carnival Mix Sprinkles

easter egg thumbprint cookies
easter egg thumbprint cookies

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

Piping Bags

Heatproof Mixing Bowl

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How to Make Easter Egg Thumbprint Cookies

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined, then set a timer for 5 minutes and mix until the mixture is light in color and fluffy.

Add the egg and flour and mix on low until combined into a smooth dough.

Step 3

Using your hands, form the dough into 24 balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets, and flatten them slightly so they are about 2-inches in diameter.

Using your thumb, press into the middle of the cookie to create an indent.

Step 4

Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.

Step 5

While the cookies are baking, open the chocolate eggs so they are ready. Melt the white chocolate using a double boiler. Or, alternatively, in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.

Divide the white chocolate into two bowls, add a little bit of the pink dye into one bowl and mix together.

Step 6

When the cookies come out of the oven, press a chocolate egg into the center of each cookie.

Step 7

Drizzle the white chocolate on top of the eggs after they are pressed in. You can leave them as a drizzle, or using a chopstick, swirl the two chocolates together. Top with rainbow sprinkles. You can add toppings to some of the eggs or leave them all plain, totally up to you!

easter egg thumbprint cookies

Baker's Tips

  • Make sure your butter is soft for this recipe. Butter is always best left out on the counter at room temperature to soften, this takes time! Leave it out the night before you plan to bake these cookies. If you must microwave it, only do 10 second intervals per 1/2 cup. Even if you have to do multiple intervals, this helps prevent it from melting in the middle.
  • I always prefer to use parchment paper for cookie baking. I find it helps the cookies bake better and it makes clean up easier!
  • Make sure to have the chocolate eggs unwrapped before the cookies come out of the oven, this way they are ready to place into the center of the cookies.
  • The chocolate eggs may melt a little bit as you press them into the hot cookies. That’s okay! This allows you to make marble designs with the drizzled white chocolate if you want. And this will set back up, just be careful not to move or stack the cookies at this time. Allow them to cool completely on the baking sheets. You can place cookie sheets in the freezer to speed up this process.
easter egg thumbprint cookies

FAQ's

Can I use unsalted butter?

Yes, if you only have unsalted butter you can use that instead. Just add ½ teaspoon of salt in with the flour.

Can I use all one flavor of chocolate eggs?

Yes! Of course, if you want to use all peanut butter eggs or all vanilla eggs, that would be delicious too!

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, of course. These are a great cookie to bake the day before. This will allow them time for the chocolate to set. And, these are a butter cookie, so they will still be delicious the following day.

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Easter Egg Thumbprint Cookies

Mimi Council
Try these Easter Egg Thumbprint Cookies made with Lake Champlain Organic Chocolate Eggs! Delicious and festive chocolate Easter Thumbprint Cookies!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 24 cookies
Calories 217 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Dough

Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined, then set a timer for 5 minutes and mix until the mixture is light in color and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and flour, and mix on low until combined into a smooth dough.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into 24 balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets, and flatten them slightly so they are about 2-inches in diameter.
  • Using your thumb, press into the middle of the cookie to create an indent.
  • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.
  • While the cookies are baking, open the chocolate eggs so they are ready. Melt the white chocolate using a double boiler. Or, alternatively, in a microwave safe bowl for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one.
  • Divide the white chocolate into two bowls, add a little bit of the pink dye into one bowl and mix together.
  • When the cookies come out of the oven, press a chocolate egg into the center of each cookie.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate on top of the eggs after they are pressed in. You can leave them as a drizzle, or using a chopstick, swirl the two chocolates together. Top with rainbow sprinkles. You can add toppings to some of the eggs or leave them all plain, totally up to you!
  • Store in a cool dry place for up to 3 days.

Notes

Gluten Free — Replace the organic flour with 397 grams (2 ½ cups plus 1 tablespoon) gluten free flour blend.
High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottoms.

Nutrition

Calories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 43mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 247IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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