Chocolate-Mint Thumbprints

Cool mint and rich chocolate make a delicious cookie combo - perfect for a dessert.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons peppermint extract
2
egg yolks
16
drops green food color
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup dark chocolate chips
3
tablespoons whipping cream
3
tablespoons butter
18
thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies, unwrapped, cut in half diagonally
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in peppermint extract, egg yolks and food color until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Using end of handle of wooden spoon, press a deep well into center of each cookie.
  • 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Reshape wells with end of handle of wooden spoon. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 5 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, cream and 3 tablespoons butter on High 1 minute, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Fill each well with about 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture; garnish with candy piece. Let stand about 1 hour until chocolate is set.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.