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Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

There are some things that just scream Christmas to me.  Christmas lights, wrapping paper, snow, and peppermint.  The way that some people feel about egg nog or pumpkin is the way that I feel about peppermint – I love it.  I cannot get enough of candy canes, peppermint lattes, (well, actually I drink those year round 🙂 ) and peppermint flavored desserts.

This particular peppermint infused dessert comes from the December 2011 issue of Everyday Food magazine.  You can find the recipe here.

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

These were not very hard to make at all.  Pretty simple dough, with a little thumbprint addition that gives them a bit of fanciness.  (To make them even more fancy, you could sprinkle some finely crushed peppermint on top of the chocolate while it is still wet!)   The only issue that I had was that my chocolate was taking a long time to thicken, so I ended up sticking it in the refrigerator for a couple of minutes and then it was ready to go.

If I hadn’t read the directions, I would not have thought about piping in the chocolate.  I guess I just assumed that it was just neatly dolloped on – it is a Martha Stewart magazine after all!  Piping makes it much easier to control the chocolate.   Oh, and if you are wondering about piping the chocolate when you don’t have piping bags, tips, etc?  Just use a plastic baggie! Put the melted (and cooled) chocolate in the bag, cut off a bit of the tip, and you have an instant (and disposable) piping bag!

Ease: A-, there is a bit of work rolling balls, and piping chocolate, but nothing too difficult.
Taste: A-, I didn’t love these, but they were pretty good.

Would I make them again? I’m not sure.  They are fun because they are a little more festive and interesting than simple flat cookies, I’m just not sure if I liked the flavor more than other options.

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