Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints
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Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

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

48
cookies
40 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

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 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling

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

Drizzle

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

    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

100Calories
5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
45Sodium (mg)
13Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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