Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints

Recipe by Courtly
READY IN: 39mins
SERVES: 48
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Cookies
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 1 12
    cups flour
  • 14
    cup baking cocoa
  • Mint Filling
  • 14
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    tablespoon milk
  • 14
    teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2
    drops green food coloring
  • 14
    cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14
    teaspoon shortening
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and shortening, and drizzle over the tops of each cookie.
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