Chocolate Mint Fudge Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Stuffed with Mint Fudge!
Let’s talk Christmas Cookies. Are you a total plan it out, bake ahead, freeze the cookies and you are done ahead of time with no pressure as the holidays creep up on you way to fast like every year? Or are you a whip it out at the last possible moment and make a total disaster of your kitchen? Maybe you participate in a Christmas Cookie Exchange so you just make a HUGE batch of one type then swap for the others? Do you search on Pinterest and try new recipes? Do you go with the standards and always make the same cookies you know everyone expects?
I personally am a little bit of all of those. I, of course, try a few new recipes because I have to tempt you with some new cookies on the blog every year so that’s a given. There are a few Christmas cookies that my family might rebel if I didn’t make like my husband’s favorite Sweet Cherry Cookies or the Peanut Butter Ritz Cookies that we grew up on. I usually try to freeze as I go if they don’t disappear before I get them to the freezer. It’s a constant battle slapping the hub’s fingers and now Miss K’s to sneak them to the freezer. Even if the freezer is stuffed full you’ll find me baking up until Christmas time because obviously one can never make to many cookies for the holidays can you? I think not. This year with a newborn things might be a little on the slim pickings side. I have a few batches in the freezer but that might be how it stays! Hopefully this precious babe is an angel and doesn’t cramp my style or everyone’s expectations!
These delicious cookies are based off of my Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies, but I switched out the cherry pie filling for mint fudge. My friend Lisa introduced me to the easiest way to make fudge last December when we were at Pillsbury together. This stuff is easy and delicious! Then you drizzle a little chocolate over them to make them all fancy looking and they will be the star of your cookie platter at all of your holiday parties!
- 1 c. butter room temperature
- 2 c. white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 3 c. flour
- 1 c. cocoa
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 oz Chocolate Candiquik
- 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
- 1/2 of 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp mint extract
- Green Food Coloring
- In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Add cocoa, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour. Mix until combined.
- Roll dough into 1 in. balls. Place on greased baking sheet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press thumb into center of cookie to make a well.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. If the "thumbprint" disappear while cooking press center of cookie down again with the back of a wooden spoon or spatula. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
- For the fudge melt together white chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring continuously. Stir in mint extract. Spoon into center of cookies.
- Melt chocolate Candiquik according to package directions. Drizzle over cookies. Let the chocolate set and serve immediately or store in an air tight container.
Looking for more Delicious Cookies?
Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chocolate Cookies filled with Cherry Pie Filling and Drizzled with Chocolate!
Sweet Cherry Cookies ~ Soft, chewy and super simple cookies that will disappear in seconds!
Red Velvet Cookies ~ Soft red velvet cookies stuffed with chocolate chips and topped with cream cheese frosting.