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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Peppermint and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven

Is there any combination more classically Christmas than peppermint and chocolate? Tap into these holiday flavors with this easy-to-follow thumbprint cookie recipe, which is just as delicious as it is pretty to look at.

This recipe is courtesy of Krusteaz.

Ingredients

  • 1 package shortbread cookie mix, preferably Krusteaz
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 Cups butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 Ounces vanilla-flavored candy melts or almond bark
  • 3 Tablespoons candy canes, crushed

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl, combine cookie mix and cocoa until well blended.

Combine dry mixture with butter and stir until dough forms.

Onto an ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart.

Bake 11–13 minutes or until light golden brown around edges.

When cookies come out of the oven, immediately press center of cookies with back of spoon.

Melt vanilla candy melts or almond bark according to package directions.

Stir in two tablespoons of crushed candy cane pieces to create a peppermint bark mixture.

Spoon a small amount of peppermint bark mixture into thumbprint area in each cookie.

Sprinkle remaining crushed candy cane pieces onto peppermint bark mixture in each cookie.

Allow to set for at least two hours.

Nutritional Facts
Servings24
Calories Per Serving203
Total Fat15g23%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated6g30%
Cholesterol15mg5%
Protein3g5%
Carbs16g5%
Vitamin A49µg5%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E2mg10%
Vitamin K0.6µg0.7%
Calcium31mg3%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)5µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)21µg5%
Folic acid9µgN/A
Iron0.8mg4.6%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.7mg3.5%
Phosphorus59mg8%
Polyunsaturated2gN/A
Potassium112mg3%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg7.5%
Sodium61mg3%
Sugars, added0.7gN/A
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc0.4mg2.8%