Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 4 dozen
Easy and delicious. I read the reviews and and semi-flattened the balls and then used the end of a wooden spoon to make a depression. That worked out perfectly. I put Andies Candies into the hollow while the cookies were still warm and they melted slightly so that they could stay on the cookie. I used almond bark for the drizzle and melted it in a double boiler so there were no problems with it not melting or with getting burnt in the microwave. My husband, who doesn't like anything with mint, couldn't resist trying one and said that it wasn't too pepperminty at all. Really this is a very easy cookie and so yummy.
Don't mix the oil with the chips before you melt them in the microwave! Chips didn't melt and they scorched. The dough handled really well, and I got 60 cookies. I was able to fill the centers and press crushed candy canes into them. But they would have been so much prettier if I could have drizzled them like the picture shows.
Made with peppermint Kisses. It was super easy and deliciously pepperminty.
these were a big hit
We love this cookie....although we substituted chopped Andes Mints...for the candy cane! Wow...4 dozen was not enough...must double this recipe!
Adding this recipe to my countdown-to-Christmas cookie tradition (starting december 1st)...however, I will use Hershey's Peppermint Kisses instead of the melted choc and candy. Love the red velvet idea--very pretty. :)
I made these as a new Christmas cookie this year and everyone loved them. They are now going to be a permanent fixture. Thanks for the great recipe!
These cookies turned out great and look pretty, too. I think they would be fine without the crushed mints. Most of it fell off anyway.
Indentations did not stay while baking even though I used a wooden handle and made them deep. Had to press centers in while they were warm and that worked okay. I'm not a big fan of mint so I don't consider these a favorite. Made them to take to a Christmas party because they look pretty.