Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints Recipe
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Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints Recipe

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I love red velvet cookies and cakes but always wished they had more taste. So, for this thumbprint cookie, I added my favorite holiday flavor, peppermint.—Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white baking chips
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 118 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, food coloring and extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press a deep indentation in center of each with the end of a wooden spoon handle.
  3. Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a microwave, melt baking chips with oil; stir until smooth. Spoon a scant teaspoon filling into each cookie. Drizzle tops with remaining mixture. Sprinkle with peppermint candies. Let stand until set. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 118 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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