Chocolate thumbprint cookies with a melt in your mouth chocolate and a shortbread cookie crust.

I had wanted to recreate a chocolate thumbprint shortbread cookie we used to eat as kids. They actually had a Hershey Kiss in the center. I thought I was purchasing Kisses when I bought Ghirardelli’s Thumbprint Drops, not realizing they’re a flat version and more like a wafer.

They were still good! Like melt in your mouth, gooey good.

I still prefer the Hershey Kisses and their cool chocolate bite, but the choice is yours on which to use. I included them both on the recipe card!

Chocolate Thumbprint Shortbread Cookie

Enjoy!