Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Double chocolate thumbprint cookies are filled with a minty frosting for a festive treat.

40 min. prep time
4 dozen cookies
000 Ratings



2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup dark chocolate baking chips, melted, cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
1 drop red food color
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies or candy canes


1/3 cup dark chocolate baking chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 2/3 cup butter and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate, egg and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa and salt. Beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or back of teaspoon. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter, peppermint flavoring and food color in medium bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spoon 1 scant teaspoon filling into each cookie indentation. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy.

Place 1/3 cup chocolate chips and oil in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power), stirring every 30 seconds, until melted (45 to 60 seconds). Spoon into resealable plastic food bag; cut off 1 very small corner of bag. Pipe drizzle over filling.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14690©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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