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Chocolate Crinkle Thumbprint Cookies with spiced Whiskey White Chocolate – Giveaway

chocolate crinkle thumbprint cookies

Wow today’s recipe title is long! But you simply cannot shorten that much goodness ;)

These cookies are tiny but powerful and combine two of my favorite Christmas cookies: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and Thumbprint Cookies. I’ve linked my favorite recipes for both, in case you are still on the hunt for some Christmas cookie recipes. But back to today’s Chocolate Crinkle Thumbprint Cookies. They are naturally gluten-free, as the dough is made with ground almonds and cocoa and you can fill them with pretty much anything. For the special occasion I chose creamy white chocolate, melted with gingerbread spices and a shot of Scottish Glen Grant Whiskey. The Whiskey is surprisingly fruity, which adds that special something to the double chocolate cookie. You could also fill these cookies with jam. Red currant or raspberry would work very well.

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Chocolate Crinkle Thumbprint Cookies with Spiced Whiskey White Chocolate
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A mix between Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and classic Thumbprint cookies
Serves: 25
  • 2 egg whites
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 200g caster sugar
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 100g white chocolate
  • ½ tsp gingerbread spice
  • 1 tbsp whiskey
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  1. Preheat your oven to 170° fan. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together egg whites, ground almonds, caster sugar, honey, cocao, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Shape small balls out of the dough. Place the balls on baking sheets leaving about 2 cm space between them. Chill the cookies in the fridge for 15 minutes. Press your thumb into the balls making deep indentations. Don't worry about the indentations being too deep as the cookies will spread while baking and the indentations will lose definition.
  4. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until the edges are light brown. Transfer the cookies to a wire and let them cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile melt the chocolate, gingerbread spice and whiskey in a pan over a pot of simmering water. Using a teaspoon, fill the cookies with the white chocolate and let them set.
Store in an airtight container.

chocolate crinkle thumbprint cookies


UPDATE: The winners are Leni, Silvi and Dennis. Congratulations, you will receive an email from me shortly. 

I will be hosting a giveaway every Sunday of Advent, make sure you don’t miss any by following my Instagram and Facebook page!

This week I’m giving away 3 Glen Grant Whiskey Christmas gift sets, consisting of a bottle of Glen Grant 10 years and two whiskey glasses. 

chocolate crinkle thumbprint cookies
To enter this giveaway:

1. Comment down below and tell me your favorite Christmas cookie, and

2. Follow me on Instagram or like my Facebook Page.

  • This giveaway ends on December 27th 2016 at 23:59 GMT.
  • The winners will be chosen at random and contacted by e-mail. Please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address.
  • This giveaway is open to Austrian, German and Swiss residents only.

Xo Vicki

Disclaimer: The prize was kindly provided by Campari Austria. All decisions are final. No cash disbursement and/or a replacement of the prize is possible.

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    December 12, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Omg, your cookie recipe sounds soo delicious! ? Have to do it as soon as possible. My sister and my boyfriend want me to bake more cookies anyway.. ?

    My favorite christmas cookies are Kokosbusserl. And Kokoskuppeln, but only if I’m motivated to spend some hours in the kitchen. ?

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      December 13, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Oh, and I follow you on Instagram – gentille11. Sorry for forgetting that in my first comment! O.o

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      December 13, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you Alexandra! ? Let me know how you like them! ?
      I love Kokosbusserl, but haven’t made them in so long! ?

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    December 14, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I like sugar cookies or ginger snaps.

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    December 15, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Oh my gosh. These look SO delicious. I definitely need to try to make this because they look so special. Great post. My favourite cookies for Christmas are definitely homemade gingerbread cookies.


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    December 17, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Vanillekipferl are my favorite! ?

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    December 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Ich esse am liebsten Linzeraugen :-)

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    December 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm

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    Isabella Klingsbichl
    December 18, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Wow, das Rezept klingt großartig. Aber klassische Linzeraugen sind mir das Liebste! Die werden nie zu fad für mich – auch nicht nach dem Verzehr von gefühlt einem Kilo Kekse ;P

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    December 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Deine Rezepte sehen immer lecker aus und ich hab dir bereits gesagt, dass ich gerne Dir gerne als Versuchskaninchen zur Verfügung stehe :D

    Heuer bin ich mit dem Baby total eingespannt und habe meinen neuen Backofen noch immer nicht mit Weihnachtskeksen einweihen können. Nächstes Jahr ist die Nora über 1 Jahr alt und da werde ich bestimmt mit ihr ein paar Weihnachtsplätzchen zaubern. Meine Lieblingskekse sind Vanillekipferl – die kann ich immer naschen

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    December 27, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Linzeraugen und Lebkuchen ?

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