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Thursday, May 11

Fudgy Thumprint Chocolate Chip Cookies + A Fair Trade Mother’s Day

Guess what? I have another fun Mother’s Day post for you, complete with an easy, delicious recipe and an equally delicious giveaway!

Recipe for Easy Fudgy Thumbprint Chocolate Chip Cookies from @janemaynard

Each year I create a post in conjunction with Fair Trade USA to celebrate Mother’s Day and this year is no exception! As usual they sent me a box of goodies (which we will be giving away to one of you lucky people in just a moment) to inspire a Mother’s Day baking project.

Recipe for Easy Fudgy Thumbprint Chocolate Chip Cookies from @janemaynard

This month has been super busy and as Mother’s Day has approached I haven’t had a lot of time to bake. Normally when Fair Trade sends me a box of goodies they include a baking mix from Immaculate Baking Company. I haven’t ever used the mixes in my posts because I normally create my Fair Trade recipes from scratch. This time, however, I decided to embrace the ease of the cookie mix, adding a fun twist to make it special.

First off, the Immaculate Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix is so, so, so good. Whether or not you add my fudgy thumbprint you’ll be happy with this mix. But the fudgy addition really takes these cookies over the top. Today’s recipe kind of had a longer journey than most of my recipes. First I tried to make cookie cups with a fudgy center but it just didn’t work practically or visually, but they tasted amazing. So then I tried stuffing the cookies, which worked pretty well but not exactly what I envisioned. So then I tried a thumbprint and it worked! The fudgy “button” goes so beautifully with these cookies and you will love them, especially since it’s so easy to throw this dessert together! How Fair Trade Helps Women

The most wonderful part of this recipe is that using Fair Trade ingredients means you can celebrate strong women and mothers throughout the world by supporting their livelihood. I’ve read so many stories about how Fair Trade helps women in so many countries and I love it when I can incorporate as many fair trade ingredients as possible into my recipes. The infographic above is a great summary of why Fair Trade is so cool! For today’s recipe I used the Immaculate Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix as well as Guittard’s Extra Dark Chocolate Chips, so it’s a Fair Trade double whammy! The recipe is below…but first…

Fair Trade Goodies Giveaway!The giveaway! Fair Trade will send one of you lucky people the same gift box I received, which includes product from the following companies:

To enter the giveaway, all you need to do is a leave a comment on this post before Midnight PT on 3/25/17! That’s it! Easy peasy…as easy as today’s recipe, which I will give to you now! The randomly-selected winner of this giveaway was Comment #24 Michele. Congratulations, Michele!

Recipe for Easy Fudgy Thumbprint Chocolate Chip Cookies from @janemaynard

Fudgy Thumbprint Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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A fair trade-friendly recipe that is easy and delicious!
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Serves: 22 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 Immaculate Baking Company Organic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (Guittard is my favorite and they are Fair Trade!)
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (or 350º for a dark non-stick pan).
  2. Follow directions to mix the dough for the cookie mix.
  3. Once dough is mixed, put chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and salt in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cook on high in the microwave for 45 seconds, then stir until all chocolate has melted.
  4. Let chocolate mix cool for a few minutes. While the chocolate is cooling, create 1-tablespoon rounded cookie dough balls. With your thumb press a well in the center of each cookie dough ball, then place ½ teaspoon blobs of the chocolate fudgy filling in the center. If the chocolate is sticking to your fingers a lot, just get your fingers a little bit wet with water. Keep in mind, the shape of the chocolate will look how it looks after baking as it did before, so if you want the chocolate nice and smooth, smooth it out before baking!
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool before eating.

 


32 Comments »

  1. 1
    Laura

    Mmmmm! We would put this to good use!

  2. 2
    Amanda

    Yum! Will have to try those cookies!

  3. 3
    Amy

    Wow! These look amazing!!!

  4. 4
    Ezzy

    they look great And I’m hungry;. 😉

  5. 5
    Natania

    I love any recipe where the finished product is described as “fudgy!” Thanks!

  6. 6
    Pushlink

    Yummy.. Its look delicious..

  7. 7
    Leisa

    Those cookies look delicious and supporting fair trade is more than a cherry on top!

  8. 8
    Viktor

    This is yummmy 🙂

  9. 9
    Jess Green

    Oh yum!

  10. 10
    Fiona Walker

    These cookies look amazing!!

  11. These look so delicious!!

  12. 12
    Sharon

    They all look wonderful!

  13. My mouth is watering for these cookies. Feed me!

  14. 14
    Renee Olson

    I came to win! And eat cookies…

  15. 15
    Jacqulyn Barrow

    Wow! What an awesome thing to win! Looks amazing

  16. 16
    Stephanie Phelps

    All of these are such great products! I cannot wait to try some of them out!

  17. 17
    Karly

    Such a cool twist on your typical chocolate chip cookies! Definitely trying these soon!

  18. 18
    karen r

    Wonderful cookies, and I’m glad to know Guittard is fair trade – makes me feel better about keeping it in steady supply

  19. 19
    Jenny Wegner

    Looks delicious!

  20. 20
    Lindsay Rutman

    Yes please!

  21. 21
    Vicki Tunell

    Fair trade, love it!

  22. 22
    Mary

    Luv your stuff Jane.

  23. 23
    Amy

    Wow! Awesome! *fingers crossed*

  24. 24
    Michele

    Yummy!!!!

  25. I’ve never used condensed milk in cookies — intrigued! Thanks!

  26. 26
    Jaclyn Reynolds

    I would love to bake with these products!! So many amazing brands!!

  27. 27
    Nikki CB

    Looks like a great collection! Yum!

  28. 28
    Mara Reese

    Yum! Can’t wait to give it a try…

  29. 30
    Mona

    Will definitely be trying the cookies. yummy

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