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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vegan Mofo Day 17: Thumbprint Cookies with Orange Caramel and Chocolate Drizzle

I've been thinking of shortbread with an orange caramel for a while, so I decided to try it out. I love these.

Orange Caramel Thumbprints with Chocolate Drizzle

1 batch Thumbprint Cookie Dough

6 dates, soaked at least 20 minutes
1/2 cup date soak water
pinch salt
1 vanilla bean scraped
zest of 1 small orange

Chocolate Drizzle:
1/2 a batch of the chocolate recipe found here (or less than 1/2 - you'll still have leftover for dipping strawberries or bananas)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put the caramel ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and well combined.

Form the cookie dough into small thumbprint shapes. They will expand a bit, so make sure there is about 1 inch between them. Spoon enough caramel to fit in the indentation. Bake for about 10 minutes. They will come out soft, but will harden as you let them cool. I recommend baking them the day before you plan on serving them. I let them cool on the cookie sheet over night to reduce the chance of cracking or breaking on a cooling rack.

Once the cookies have cooled. Drizzle the chocolate over the top.

Enjoy! I know we did. In fact, I had way too many today :P


  1. your thumbprints plus chocolate? too much!

  2. They are pretty rich and should be eaten slowly. I overdid it and hit a sugar hangover (I need to learn moderation one of these days).

    We're having people over tonight and I'm making an apple pie using dates because I don't think I could handle the sugar involved in a cake with icing :)