Chocolate- Mint Thumbprints

My baking projects are in full swing, my Christmas shopping is complete, and my home is decorated to the hilt. Next up is wrapping gifts… something I don’t really enjoy. So I’ll continue to put that off and bake more cookies instead! Cookie #8 of this holiday baking season: Chocolate- Mint Thumbprints.

Here’s one where you can get the kids involved (take advantage of their miniature thumbs)!

They’re the typical thumbprint cookie… chill the dough, roll into balls and give each cookie a push of the thumb.

After you bake them, they puff up quite a bit, so you simply use the end of a spatula to re-create the thumbprint impression.

The chocolate filling calls for melted semi-sweet chocolate, butter and peppermint extract. I had these stashed in my freezer so I used them instead. They worked out perfectly.

Once the chocolate is melted, it will be smooth and thin. You’ll need to let it sit at room temperature for a while, giving it a chance to thicken up enough to pipe through a pastry sleeve. If you prefer, you can spoon the filling into the centers instead.

Give them a splash of holiday sprinkles if you’d like.

These make a nice holiday cookie. And they seemed to satisfy the fanatical chocolate-lovers in my house, as well as my chocolate-mint-obsessed husband. The chocolate middles harden at room temperature, and then you can freeze them if you’d like in a covered container between layers of waxed paper.

Time to wrap some gifts… or perhaps bake some more cookies. I say cookies! But my son says, “Mom, please wrap the gifts!!” (He’s dying to shake the boxes and begin guessing what might be inside.) Ok, kid. I’ll wrap a few gifts… just for you (in between batches of cookies!)

This recipe can be found here:  Chocolate- Mint Thumbprints

27 Responses to “Chocolate- Mint Thumbprints”

  1. postedDec 14, 2008 1:30 PM
    Manggy

    Pah, the hard part is over! As for me, I’ve got nothing to wrap :( Maybe all will be forgiven if I give me friends these yummy cookies instead of gifts I can’t afford, lol. :)

  2. postedDec 14, 2008 2:45 PM
    Judy@nofearentertaining

    Those look perfect!!!

  3. postedDec 14, 2008 2:52 PM
    StickyGooeyCreamyChewy

    I love thumbprint cookies, and chocolate makes them even better! They look wonderful!

  4. postedDec 14, 2008 3:05 PM
    Elle

    Chocolate and mint? Perfect! And they look amazing. I have to look for those chocolate chips!

  5. postedDec 14, 2008 3:19 PM
    HoneyB

    Awesome cookies! I love all these holiday dishes out on the web right now! :)

  6. postedDec 14, 2008 4:16 PM
    noble pig

    They are adorable, and I hate wrapping gifts too! I’d rather be cooking!

  7. postedDec 14, 2008 4:37 PM
    Heather

    they’re so adorable! i love them!

  8. postedDec 14, 2008 4:44 PM
    Reeni

    How pretty! And delicious!

  9. postedDec 14, 2008 6:30 PM
    Dawn

    I would love to know how many cookies you are baking this season? I bet it's over 10 dozen? I love the filling here: soft & sweet.

  10. postedDec 14, 2008 6:38 PM
    Snooky doodle

    these look great. I d like to make some chocolate mint cookies this year. I think this recipe will be the one. can you freeze the uncooked dough and bake them later so that they ll be fresh for Christmas

  11. postedDec 15, 2008 1:08 AM
    Helene

    They look similar to a recipe that was done on MS this week. I have to make a batch of those.

  12. postedDec 15, 2008 1:37 AM
    Teresa Cordero Cordell

    These look absolutely decadent. I’ll try the recipe out this week. Thanks Lori, you cookie queen!

  13. postedDec 15, 2008 3:05 AM
    CookiePie

    So pretty, and I love chocolate and mint together. Yum!

  14. postedDec 15, 2008 3:23 AM
    Leslie

    grrrr..I HATE wrapping Christmas Presents! HATE IT!
    Love these cookies!
    BTW..the swirrly candies on my Ice cream cone Christmas trees…”the worlds smallest jaw breakers”
    Thats what they were called at the candy store.

  15. postedDec 15, 2008 3:25 AM
    Bunny

    Wow these really turned out good, I love the sprinkles on them! I hate to wrap gifts too, if I stand to wrap them my back starts to hurt, if I sit on the floor, my legs fall asleep, I’m a mess!

  16. postedDec 15, 2008 5:29 AM
    Megan

    I am going to have to get my hands on some of those chocolate and mint morsels!!

  17. postedDec 15, 2008 5:30 AM
    entrepgirl

    i just love mints and chocolates. these look yummy! :)

    nice blog you have here, hope you can also visit mine. thanks! :)

  18. postedDec 15, 2008 11:31 AM
    Nina Timm

    I love the thumbprint idea! The whole post says: “Christmas is coming!”

  19. postedDec 15, 2008 12:01 PM
    ovenhaven

    I adore thumbprint cookies, but somehow never got the idea to use chocolate and mint! Thanks for sharing :)

  20. postedDec 15, 2008 2:04 PM
    VeggieGirl

    Stunning x1000000

  21. postedDec 15, 2008 3:33 PM
    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor"

    These look great, and so simple to prepare.

    “Doc”

  22. postedDec 15, 2008 5:21 PM
    Grace

    andes mints in cookie form, eh? that could never be bad…unless i ate too many and made myself sick, which is always a possibility when it comes to chocolate and mint. :)

  23. postedDec 15, 2008 5:41 PM
    Peter M

    These look so ornamental..a pity they have to be eaten but the food Gods wouldn’t have it any other way!

  24. postedDec 15, 2008 7:43 PM
    lisaiscooking

    Lucky you! I’m only half-way done on everything. Great looking cookies!

  25. postedDec 16, 2008 8:52 PM
    Mike of Mike's Table

    The cookies look great and I love anything that’s chocolate+mint. And yea, I’d like to avoid wrapping, too…everyone knows which gifts I wrapped since they’re not so picture perfect, lol

  26. postedDec 17, 2008 5:56 AM
    That Girl

    These do look fun to make with kids

  27. postedDec 19, 2008 5:11 AM
    Josie

    Lori- thanks for posting this recipe! I made it a couple nights ago to take to my accounting department at work. I used Andes Creme de Menthe chips for the filling, and I sprinkled red and white sugar on top. They were very festive and quite a hit! I am ever popular with our accounting department (which is notoriously difficult to get along with – but also quite important to my job) and I have you to partially thank :)

    Merry Christmas!!

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