2 cups of butter (melted)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1-1/2 cups of flour

3 cups oatmeal

1 cup cocoa powder

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 jar raspberry or strawberry jam 


Preheat oven to 325.

Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave.

Set aside.

In large mixing bowl, add eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla.

Mix well.

Add flour and baking soda.

Mix well.

Add melted butter.

Mix well.

Add oatmeal.

Mix well.

Add cocoa powder.

Mix well.

Add white chocolate chips.

Mix well.

Wet your hands with water.

Scoop out a large ball of the mixture with a spoon and form into a tighter ball in with your hands. *The water on your hands will help with this.

Divide large ball into 2-3 smaller balls and place each one onto a cookie sheet.

Continue to wet your hands and form the dough balls until all of the dough has been placed onto the cookie sheets.

Very lightly press your thumb into the center of each dough ball.

*You may have to re-form the balls of dough just slightly, as they may break apart when you press your thumb in.

Fill the center of each cookie with raspberry or strawberry jam.

Place cookies in oven for approximately 10-20 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned at the bottom.

Cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Prior to serving, remove the number of cookies from the fridge that you plan to serve, and have them come to room temperature first.

Makes approximately 2 dozen.

Side Note:

My daughter, Belle, was 23 months old when this recipe was born.

She was in the kitchen with me when I was trying to come up with this recipe.

I was trying to figure out a new type of cookie to make.

My daughter went into the cupboard and pulled out the cocoa and handed it to me.

Then, she pulled out the white chocolate chips and handed them to me.

A lightbulb went off in my head and I realized that cocoa and white chocolate chips would be great together!

I credit this recipe to her, since she handed me those ingredients!

The cocoa, white chocolate chips and oatmeal together remind me of muddy snow!

Hence the name, Muddy Snow Belle Thumbprint Cookies!

If you like thumbprint cookies, you can check out our Holiday Lights Thumbprint Cookies 

Serve With:

  • a bowl of Whole Grain Cereal

  • a glass of Milk

  • a cup of warm Tea

  • a side of Fruit

Snack Time Conversation Question with Your Kids:

Have you ever played in muddy snow? If so, what was it like?


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