Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Praline Filling
These lightly sweetened, crisp, buttery cookies are filled with a delicious, creamy, brown sugar filling and topped with a toasted pecan. Your favorite New Orleans candy in a cookie form, these are precious little chocolate praline bites. Sure to become a holiday favorite, these thumbprint cookies are a nice choice to package in a decorative cookie tin and give as a food gift. Or add this recipe to the lineup when hosting or attending a cookie swap. The praline filling is so good you may be tempted to eat it right out of the pot or spooned over cinnamon toast. Use the filling immediately because it hardens as it cools. Do not chill the dough or it becomes too hard to handle. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven it is important to “redo” the indentions - you can still see them, but they need to be re-pressed so they will hold all the wonderful praline filling.