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    Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints

    Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints. Photo by * Pamela *

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    Cook Time:

    39 mins

    30 mins

    9 mins

    Courtly's Note:

    These are definately going to be on my christmas cookie tray this year! This recipe comes from a brand name baking magazine.

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    Mint Filling

    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 2 drops green food coloring
    • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/4 teaspoon shortening


    1. 1
      Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, beat sugar, 1 cup butter and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk until smooth. Beat in flour and cocoa.
    2. 2
      Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into 1 inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 1 inch apart. With inxes finger or thumb, make indentation in center of each ball.
    3. 3
      Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      In small bowl, beat 1/4 cup butter and the powdered sugar on low speed until smooth. Beat in milk, peppermint extract and enough food color for desired color. Spoon about 1/2 t. filling into each cookie.
    5. 5
      Melt the chocolate chips and shortening, and drizzle over the tops of each cookie.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2010


      I made these cookies for a cookie exchange party. And not trying be snooty. But mine were the best, hands down. So soft and wonderful flavor. They stood out on the table with all the other platters because of their wonderful green color. Recipe should state a little more clearly on how to melt the chocolate. I microwaved it with intervals of 20 seconds. And stirred in between. I also put a slight bit of red sprinkles on mine. They were a hit.

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    • on December 18, 2013


      Chocolate thumbprints were a tradition in our home when I was growing up. This year, I decided to try this recipe instead of my old one, and I have to say that these are far, far better. Absolutely delicious!!!! The only thing I changed was to add just a bit more powdered sugar to the filling, otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. They turned out so beautiful! They're also quite delicate, so be careful handling them. These will now be our new family tradition. Thank you!!

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    • on December 09, 2013


      I love these cookies for Christmas.<br/>I usually sprinkle crushed candy cane over the mint filling. It makes them look festive.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints

    Serving Size: 1 (16 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 81.3
    Calories from Fat 47
    Total Fat 5.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.2 g
    Cholesterol 16.6 mg
    Sodium 34.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 5.0 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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