Healthier Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

The soft olive oil shortbread and Gingerbread Milk Chocolate join forces this holiday season to bring you a Thumbprint Cookie that will melt in your mouth!


Servings: 16-18

  • 1 6.35-oz Tony Chocolonely Milk Chocolate Gingerbread Bar, broken into medium-sized chunks
  • 3/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Cane Sugar + more for rolling
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking pan with parchement paper. Fill a small, shallow bowl with additional granulated cane sugar.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the flour and salt.
  3. Create a well in the center of the bowl (or in a separate bowl) to whisk together the brown sugar, cane sugar, vanilla, eggs, and olive oil until creamy.
  4. Using the paddle attachment, mix until well-combined and a soft cookie dough is formed. (If the dough seems too dry, add 1-2 tbsp. water. If the dough seems too wet, add 1-2 tbsp. more flour.)
  5. Scoop 1-2 tbsp. dough per cookie, roll into a ball, roll into the extra granulated cane sugar bowl, the place on the prepared baking pan.
  6. Press down a chunk of chocolate on top of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 10-14 minutes, or until set and lightly golden brown on the edges. Let cool at least 10 minutes on the baking pan. Enjoy!