Freshly baked cookies are always welcome. That being said, they really have become a sign of the holiday season. Change up a couple of ingredients and add a piece of popular holiday candy and you have Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies. The look of these festive, colorful cookies will make them the center of your holiday cookie tray. The taste and appearance of this Peppermint Thumbprint Cookie will delight both family and friends. Here’s instructions for how to make them.
Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 24 cookies
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- stand mixer OR hand mixer and large mixing bowl
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- small ice cream scoop
- baking trays
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- 24 unwrapped peppermint kisses
- 1 cup godiva milk chocolate chips, melted
- 2/3 cup Hershey cocoa
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a standing mixer, cream butter & both sugars until light and fluffy
Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.
Add in the peppermint extract and mix.
Place the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl and combine with a whisk.
Gradually add 1/2 cup of the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop some dough into your hands and roll it into a ball.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Press one peppermint kiss into the top of each cookie.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.
Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes before enjoying.