Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Think red velvet cookies and cakes are pretty but wish they had a bigger flavour? These cute thumbprints are infused with a refreshing peppermint pop.

Red velvet peppermint thumbprints
Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints
Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
48cookies 30minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
48cookies 30minutes
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, food colouring 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.
Recipe Notes

1 cookie: 118 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Originally published on Taste of Home.