Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Lindsay Ostrom


There are all kinds of holiday cookies out there, but you can’t beat gooey chocolate holiday cookies. They’re far and away the best in my opinion. Lindsay at Pinch of Yum goes so far as to describe her mini chocolate thumbprint cookies as fudgy ….or not.

“These are fudgy bliss. Unless you don’t want them to be fudgy, in which case you can bake them on the longer end and let the frosting set longer and you’ll end up with more of a shortbready sort of thing”

I love that she gives you options. The best part about these cookies is Lindsay’s story about making them with her students in the Philippines during a typhoon. She tells about students who didn’t really know what frosting was, and curious neighbors who were peeking in to see what all the giggling was about. I love cookies, but the real spirit of the holiday season truly lies in sharing the experience of baking with those you care about. Love makes everything taste good. Chocolate or not. ~Betsy




Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies. A perfect, bite-sized holiday treat

I’m Lindsay, and I do the cooking, writing, and photography. My husband Bjork is in charge of the tech support and income stuff for Pinch of Yum. Plus he’s cute and I like him. Together we’re the Pinch of Yum team. My “real job” is teaching elementary school age kids how to read and write and do math. I thought about becoming a full time blogger once, but my heart needs to teach. I love it. In the cooking department, I’m a food enthusiast with an appetite for almost anything. I love to cook vegetarian dishes, but we’re not strictly anything when it comes to what we eat. I love desserts, especially straight up salted dark chocolate. I try to cook things that are practical, interesting, and delicious. I adore noodles, curry, lentils, and pasta. Is that the same as noodles? Doesn’t matter. I love it all.