August 1st, 2011

Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies [Club: BAKED]

I was happy to have a party ChocolateMintThumbprintCookies07.jpg to go to right around the time that it was time to bake these Club: BAKED cookies. Josh and I wouldn’t want to have to eat them all… Although, after trying them I am sure that would not have been a problem! These were SO tasty… I didn’t have too many to bring home after the party :-(  Thanks to Jamie at Random Acts of Food for picking these cookies! They were delicious! How can you go wrong with chocolate and mint? My ChocolateMintThumbprintCookies01.jpg cookies did not come out as good as the ones in the book, but they tasted great, so I am not complaining! I pretty much followed the recipe as stated. I didn’t make any substitutions except for the coarse sugar… I didn’t have any of that and so I just used the regular stuff and it was okay. Take a look at the batter here…. the big difference between my cookies and the cookies in the book photo was that mine cracked quite a bit. I am wondering if I either mixed too much or not enough. It said the batter was supposed to be smooth. I am always afraid of over-mixing. I am wondering if this wasn’t ready yet. Anyway, I wrapped it and chilled it like it said. When it was readyChocolateMintThumbprintCookies02.jpg I took it out and  went to work. I wasn’t sure if they were going to expand or not. They didn’t expand much which is good because I began packing them in. Also, it said a cup of coarse sugar, but I did not use even close to a cup, but I think that is because I wasn’t using coarse sugar. When I took them out of the oven to work on the indentation I used the end of a wooden spoon as suggested. I thought this worked well. At this point they began cracking a little more, but not to the point where they were breaking so it wasn’t too bad. When they came out of the oven they smelled ChocolateMintThumbprintCookies03.jpg wonderful! I let them cool completely and then filled them. When I began filling I was a little worried that the filling wasn’t going to last until the last cookie, but thankfully it did. I thought maybe I was filling them too much or I did something wrong. I was able to fill all 41 cookies. I let them sit for a while before plopping them in the fridge. I actually almost forgot to put them in the fridge to chill likeChocolateMintThumbprintCookies05.jpg the recipe said. Once I did that they set up perfectly. These were such a hit. Everyone loved them at the party. I was able to take a just a few of them home and they tasted good for the two days – I needed to make sure I had a paper towel or napkin because they crumbled quite a bit. They continued to have such a great mint chocolate flavor the few crumbs that landed on the floor were well worth it! I will totally make these again! To see these cookies from other bakers check out all the links here.


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7 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies [Club: BAKED]”

  1. Your cookies look beautiful. They were a bit crumbly, weren’t they!

  2. Your cookies look great! You’re lucky you had a party to take these too…..I ended up eating way too many of these!

  3. Great job! Your cookies look amazing.

  4. You cookies look great! I know what you mean about having an occasion to bake for. It’s nice to have people to share the goodies with! I was also worried the filling wouldn’t be enough for all the cookies, but it was just right. Nice job!

  5. I had a few that cracked so bad the filling leaked out completely. I had to eat those ones myself. Darn. ;)

  6. I found that mine cracked quite a bit too, although they still filled okay. Sounds like they were well received at your party!

  7. These are the kind of cookies you can make for any occasion. You can share them and be pretty sure, people will like them. Great job.

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