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Peppermint Cream Cheese Thumbprints
Peppermint Cream Cheese Thumbprints
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A soft peppermint cookie filled with chocolate.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 4-5 drops red food coloring
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 3 T. whipping cream
  • 1 T. butter
  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. Add egg, extract, and food coloring and mix well.
  2. Add salt, baking powder, and flour and mix until combined.
  3. Shape dough into small balls and place on baking sheet. Tap the end of a wooden spoon handle into the center of the dough balls several times to create a deep well.
  4. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and let cool.
  5. In a saucepan, melt chocolate with cream and butter, stirring until fully melted and smooth. Spoon a small amount of chocolate into the center of each cookie. Let chocolate set (2-3 hours) before storing in an airtight container between layers of wax paper.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at https://jensfavoritecookies.com/2013/11/12/peppermint-cream-cheese-thumbprints/