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Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies

Christmas cookies are a must for baking during the holiday season and these chocolate mint thumbprints are the perfect cookie!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mint, thumbprint cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Center

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1-3 drops Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated.
  • Add vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together cocoa, salt, baking soda, baking powder and all-purpose flour.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Use a 1 inch cookie scoop, and roll dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Place on greased or lined baking sheet.
  • Using the back of a rounded measuring spoon, or your thumb, press a well into center of each cookie.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 minutes, until edges are dry, but center is soft.
  • If the "thumbprint" is no longer there, use the same measuring spoon to re-indent the center of the cookie.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for 2-5 minutes.
  • Remove from baking sheet and cook on a wire cooling rack.

Center

  • While cookies cool, use a small saucepan over medium heat, to melt together the white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Once melted together, remove from heat, and stir in mint extract.
  • Spoon center filling into the center of each cookie.
  • In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave by heating in 20 second increments, and stirring between each.
  • Once melted (about 40-60 seconds), drizzle melted chocolate over cookies.
  • Let the chocolate set and the fudge like center set, and serve or store in an air tight container.