Monday, August 1, 2011

Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies - Club Baked

What do you think of when you hear Thumbprint Cookies? For me it's those peanut butter ones with the Hershey's kisses in the middle or the ones that are filled with jam. I am always intrigued when I see a new flavor for an old favorite. These thumbprints combine two delicious flavors, chocolate and mint, Andes Mints. I am reminded of standing at the cash register in a restaurant with my Dad, who always bought everyone present for the meal an Andes Mint.

This recipe goes together quickly and easily. The dark chocolate sticky dough, as with most thumbprints, is chilled before rolling them into balls. After chilling this dough for most of the afternoon, it was way too hard. I let it sit on the counter for about 10 minutes, way too soft. I put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and rolled quickly. Trying to create the look of Andes Mints, I rolled a few of them in green sanding sugar. I did cheat, just a little on this recipe. I used Hershey's white chocolate kisses for the centers!




You can find the recipe for these little gems over at Jamie of Random Acts of Food. Check out the other Club: Baked member's thumbprints here!

Next up in two weeks, Sunday Night Cake, hosted by ME!

13 comments:

  1. They look great Julie! I think I need to make some cookies:@)

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  2. Great idea to roll them in green sanding sugar. I didn't have any coarse sugar on hand so I just used regular sugar. They didn't look as good, but tasted just fine. I love the story about your dad too! I love when a recipe makes me think of something like that.

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  3. I love chocolate and mint! They look so good, love the green sugar :) Sweet about your Dad!

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  4. They look great!! Cute idea using the Hershey Kiss in the middle!

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  5. So cute! Great looking cookies.

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  6. I really wanted to make these around christmas time but never got around to it! Thanks for reminding me!

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  7. Thesea re so cute; you could easily think they come from the Cookie Shop.

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  8. Those look great! Too hot for an oven to be on though.

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  9. These are a great twist on the traditional thumbprint. Your kisses look great! Nice touch with the green sanding sugar.

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  10. The green sugar makes them look extra Holiday-ish! I'll have to remember that for Christmas time.

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  11. What a great idea to use kisses! I think they may even make a mint one around the holidays?

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