Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Peppermint and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven
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Chocolate cookie

Krusteaz

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.

24
Servings
105
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
8mg
1%
Sodium, Na
14mg
1%
Water
1g
0%