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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Redux

5 Apr

Remember when I made the Hershey Chocolate Thumbprint cookies during my Christmas baking spree? Well I decided to make them again, this time to take with me on my trip to Fresno, CA for Grand Assembly (GA) for California Rainbow For Girls (CRFG). I hadn’t attended GA since 2008, as life just kept getting in the way. I was in France in 2009, then I was working shows in Los Angeles, and while I am in a show this year, I was able to sneak away for 36 hours in order to attend my 10 year reunion with my fellow Whimsically Wacky Walruses. My year as a Grand Officer is a highlight of my life. I met so many amazing people, traveled all around the state and to Pennsylvania. As I’ve said before, Rainbow changed my life, and the ladies I served with are still among my close friends, and while many of us hadn’t seen each other in at least five years (some it had been a full 10!) it was like we hadn’t missed a beat.

Most of the 52 of us made it to our 10 Year Reunion Dinner. Still fabulous after 10 years!

Most of the 52 of us made it to our 10 Year Reunion Dinner. Still fabulous after 10 years!

Because I can’t go anywhere these days without making something (and for Rainbow events if I don’t show up with cookies from me and/or my dad hearts sink a little), I decided to make my Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from my Hershey cookbook. Since it’s Rainbow that got me to start collecting Hershey stuff it was only fitting I bring cookies with Hershey kisses on them! This time though I wanted to try something a little different, and while at first it seemed my blondness had struck me down, it became a happy accident for a delicious new cookie! Instead of rolling the cookies in nuts I thought I would roll them in toffee bits.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies With Toffee Bits ready for the oven! Little did I realize what would happen next....

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies With Toffee Bits ready for the oven! Little did I realize what would happen next….

And the toffee bits melted....

And the toffee bits melted….

Filled with Vanilla frosting and waiting for the Hershey Kiss to be pressed in.

Filled with Vanilla frosting and waiting for the Hershey Kiss to be pressed in.

Welllll, I sort of forgot that the toffee bits would melt (which they did), so for about half an hour while they cooled and I continued making more cookies sans toffee bits, I was disheartened that my idea didn’t work. Once I put my final batch of cookies in the oven I decided to try one. Oh. My. God. I had my roommate Janelle try one too and we were both very satisfied. So delicious there are no words to describe it. I gave one to my boss at work (who is a foodie) as well as my parents when I went home that Friday night. We were all in agreement, I had a new cookie that was oh so good. Yay for happy accidents! Will have to make an entire batch that way now! Enjoy!

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies With Toffee Bits on the right and regular on the left.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies With Toffee Bits on the right and regular on the left.

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