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Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies


I love how creative people get with holiday parties these days: Ugly Christmas Sweater parties, Ornament Making Parties, White Elephant Gift Exchange Parties… so festive! But it should come as no surprise whatsoever that my favorite party idea revolves around food — Christmas cookies, to be exact!

I usually can’t help myself and I end up making several types of cookies to share, but I always try to include at least one show-stopper; that one cookie that everyone wants to MAKE SURE they get to try.

chocolate thumbprint cookies

This year, I think these Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies might just take the honor of that spot!

I’ve always enjoyed thumbprint cookies recipes because there are so many variations and they’re so much fun to make! In this version, I baked up a tender chocolate cookie base {it’s one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made… so user-friendly!}, and filled it with a creamy “cheesecake” middle, topped with a fresh California Giant Raspberry! If there’s ever a time of year to “gild the lily,” this is it, so I finished off the whole thing with a drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate to give it a bit of extra wow-factor.

horizontal chocolate thumbprint cookies

Tell me you don’t want to sink your teeth into one {or 3} of these berry-filled beauties!

Do you have a special holiday cookie recipe that you think would reign supreme at an exchange? Any blue ribbon ideas? Well, guess what?! My friends at California Giant are hosting their very own “Merry, Berry & Bright” online cookie exchange, and they’re awarding their favorite cookie-bakers with a little extra “dough” to use this holiday season!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with, and I sure wouldn’t mind taste-testing for you, either! You might just find yourself on the guest list or next year’s annual “Cookie Party”! <3

To find the recipe and read more, visit Dianna at The Kitchen Prep!

Merry Berry and Bright Cookie Exchange

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