We are SO excited!! Baby #3 is due March 3rd, 2015. Our boys can’t wait!
I’m sure this comes as no secret to some of you, those who see my growing tummy (I’m 17 weeks) and the rest of you might have noticed I have been blogging less. I used to work on my blog during my kids nap time but now I nap too! And I would also blog later at night but sometimes I am just too tired or not feeling like it. But don’t you worry I will still be posting a lot of fun new recipes just maybe a little less often. I am always thinking up new ideas to create in the kitchen!
I still feel like it’s not real sometimes. We’ve been wanting this for a lot longer than we imagined it would take and I feel so blessed to be pregnant again. I know that there were little miracles along the way that lead us to this and I hope for any of you struggling to get pregnant this gives you hope! If you have any questions let me know.
I’ve been thinking about what would be a fun way to announce my pregnancy and finally decided on these chocolate thumbprint cookies. It turned out even cuter than I imagined and tasted really good! The best part was these cookies were incredibly easy and quick to make. Just what you need when you are pregnant!
All you do is mix up the cookie dough, it only takes a couple of minutes and no chilling time is needed! Once and it bakes and cools you just melt a little chocolate and pour a little in then top with sprinkles! I think these turned out so cute and they were so dang delicious!
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- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup powdered sugar, sifted
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 oz bar or block of chocolate, chopped (or ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350 F; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla on medium-high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in flour, beginning on low speed and increasing to medium high, until a dough forms.
- Roll dough into 12 equal size balls, placing 6 on each cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, removing from oven and using a ½ tablespoon measuring spoon make an indentation in the middle of each cookie. Return to oven and bake for another 3-5 minutes. (The less time the softer the cookie will be.) Remove to a wire rack to cool.
- When cookies are cool, make the filling. Place the chocolate and butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between each time until chocolate is smooth. (When it's almost melted all the way I just do 10 seconds, you don't want to get it too hot.) Allow to cool slightly. Use a small spoon to fill the thumbprints with the chocolate. Let set for about 20 seconds or so then top with sprinkles if using. Let cool completely until set then enjoy! (You can place it in the fridge or freezer until its set to speed up the time.)
Adapted from Technicolor Kitchen
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