Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

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Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

4 teaspoons red food coloring

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups white baking chips

2 teaspoons canola oil

1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


Preheat oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, food coloring and extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.

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.

Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

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. Yield: about 4 dozen.

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