Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
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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.
  • 1 package shortbread cookie mix, preferably krusteaz
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 6 ounce vanilla-flavored candy melts or almond bark
  • 3 tablespoon candy canes, crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine cookie mix and cocoa until well blended.
  3. Combine dry mixture with butter and stir until dough forms.
  4. Onto an ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake 11–13 minutes or until light golden brown around edges.
  6. When cookies come out of the oven, immediately press center of cookies with back of spoon.
  7. Melt vanilla candy melts or almond bark according to package directions.
  8. Stir in two tablespoons of crushed candy cane pieces to create a peppermint bark mixture.
  9. Spoon a small amount of peppermint bark mixture into thumbprint area in each cookie.
  10. Sprinkle remaining crushed candy cane pieces onto peppermint bark mixture in each cookie.
  11. Allow to set for at least two hours.