Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints

czwartek, 6 lutego 2014

Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints

Time: 39 mins


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa


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

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