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.

Christmas cookie recipes - Red velvet peppermint thumbprintsPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
48cookies 30minutes 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
48cookies 30minutes
Cook Time
Portions: cookies
Portions: cookies
  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.