"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Chocolate Mint Thumbprints Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for Chocolate Mint Thumbprints, by , is from The Mizic Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Momma Mizic


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
2 egg yolks
16 drops green food color
2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
3 tbsp. whipping cream
3 tbsp. butter
18 thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies (Andies), unwrapped, cut in half diagonally.

Heat oven to 350ºF. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.

In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in peppermint extract, egg yolks and food coloring until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Using end of handle of wooden spoon, press a deep well into center of each cookie.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Reshape wells with end of handle of wooden spoon. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

In medium microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, cream and 3 tbsp. butter on High 1 minute, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Fill each well with about 1 tsp. chocolate mixture; ganish with candy piece. Let stand about 1 hour until chocolate is set.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!