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Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients: 2 Ounces Dark Chocolate 2 Ounces Mint Chocolate (I used Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses) 1 1/2 C...

Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

2 Ounces Dark Chocolate
2 Ounces Mint Chocolate (I used Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses)
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Dark Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, cut into 1 inch cubes, room temperature
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
2 Large Egg Yolks
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Coarse Sugar for rolling
3 Ounces White Chocolate, coarsely chopped
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
1/2 Teaspoon Pure Peppermint Extract

Makes 25-30 Cookies. I doubled the recipe and made twice that.


1. Melt the dark chocolate and the mint chocolate together in a microwave or over a double boiler. Whisk until smooth, then set aside to cool.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (make sure you use a standing mixer, a handheld one will not be able to mix the dough because it ends up VERY thick!) , beat the butter until creamy. Add the granulated and brown sugars and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks and vanilla and beat again until combined. Scrape the chocolate into the mixer and beat just until incorporated. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and add the flour mixture all at once. Beat on low speed, scraping the side of the bowl occasionally, until the dough is smooth.

4. Transfer it to a sheet of plastic wrap and pat it into a disk; wrap and refrigerate it until it is chilled and firm, at least 30 minutes.
Note: May be made ahead of time and refrigerated up to 24 hours.

5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease 2 baking sheets.

6. Pour the coarse sugar into a shallow bowl, and with clean hands, form tablespoon size dough balls, taking care that they have no lumps or cracks. Roll each ball in the coarse sugar and place it on a prepared baking sheet. Use your thumb or a small dowel (I used the end of a whisk) to make an indentation in the center of the cookie.

7. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the sheet from the oven, and use your thumb or the dowel to make the indentation more visible. Return the sheets to the oven and bake for another 4-5 minutes. (These are the type of cookies that can overbake very quickly- pull them out at the first signs of cracking.)

8. Set the baking sheets on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely before filling them.

9. Place the white chocolate in a glass measuring cup with a pour spout. Put the cream in a microwave-safe bowl or cup and microwave it on high power until it boils, about 40 seconds. Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth. Stir in the peppermint extract. Fill the thumbprint cookies with the white chocolate ganache and refrigerate them until set, about 30 minutes.

GOOD STUFF! They aren't very sweet cookies, but good :) And they look awesome!

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