Go Back
Black Forest Kiss Thumbprint Cookies from Pass the Sushi at inkatrinaskitchen... #BringtheCOOKIES

Black Forest Kiss Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Puffy Chocolate cookies topped with cherry cordial candies


  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 2/3 Cup sugar
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoon chocolate liquor
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 18 Cherry Cordial Kisses or chocolate covered cherries
  • 3/4 Cup confectioners’ sugar divided
  • 1 Tablespoon grenadine


  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar and egg yolks. Beat until fluffy about 5 minutes. Mix in the chocolate liquor.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.Using a tablespoon scoop, drop cookies about an inch from one another onto prepared baking sheet. Roll up those sleeves and go back in and form each cookie into a ball**. Press into the center with your thumb. Bake for 10-12 minutes. (I always prefer and underdone cookie to one that is too dry).
  • While the cookies are baking, unwrap your kisses and get them ready.
  • Remove cookies from oven onto a wire rack. Wait 2 minutes, sprinkle with ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar and then gently press a cherry kiss into the center of each cookie. Don’t touch them after this point – they will totally melt. Let cool completely.
  • Whisk together the remaining confectioners’ sugar and grenadine. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let set before serving.