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Mint-Filled Chocolate Thumbprints

Cool mint and rich chocolate make a seductive cookie combo. One cookie batch may not be enough.

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  • Prep Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Cookies

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa

Mint Filling

1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon milk
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
2
drops green food color
1/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
teaspoon shortening

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 350°F). In large bowl, beat granulated 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 index finger or thumb, make indentation in center of each ball.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 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 teaspoon filling into each cookie.
  • 5 Place chocolate chips and shortening in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Microwave on High about 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until chocolate is smooth; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over cookies. Let stand about 1 hour or until chocolate is set.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Tint the cookie filling pink, and sprinkle with crushed red and white hard peppermint candies.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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