Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Cookie

Ingredients

1 Cup butter softened
1 Cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate over hot water and set aside to cool.
  2. Combine butter and sugar. Beat til creamy. Add vanilla, salt, melted chocolate and egg and mix well.
  3. Add flour and beat, scraping bowl, until well blended.
  4. Wrap dough in wax paper and refrigerate 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator.
  6. Using palms of hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls and place, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. With thimble, make hole in center of each cookie.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.
  9. If indentation has baked out, press again with thimble immediately after removal from oven.

Filling

Ingredients

1/4 Cup butter softened
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 drops food coloring red
1/2 Cup peppermint candy crushed

Instructions

  1. Prepare filling. Cream butter and powdered sugar.
  2. Add milk, vanilla and food coloring and mix well.
  3. Fill each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon of filling.
  4. Sprinkle with peppermint candy and press down lightly.

Meal

Food Groups

Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
30 min
Inactive Time
Cook Time
10 min
Yield
6 dozen
Difficulty
Average
Source
Cookie Mania