Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

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

40 min. prep time
48 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 extract
1 drop red food color
3 to 4 teaspoons milk
2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies or candy canes


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


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine 2/3 cup butter and brown sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add melted chocolate, egg and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa and salt; beat at low speed 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 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter, peppermint extract and food color in 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 bowl. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.  Spoon into resealable plastic food bag; cut off small corner of bag to create hole. 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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