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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Baking - Junior Mint Thumbprint Cookies

I'm planning to share a few of our favourite Christmas cookie recipes with you over the next couple of weeks. It's a good time to start Christmas baking that can be frozen for later! (That way you can get some of the work over with before the Holiday rush sets in!)

Today I want to share a Junior Mint Thumbprint Cookie recipe that we have been loving!



Christmas Baking Cookies Recipe Tutorial


You'll Need:

3/4 cup room temperature butter
1/2 cup sugar (1/4 cup for recipe, 1/4 cup for dipping)
1 egg, separated
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
40 Junior Mint Candies (or 2 1.84 ounce boxes)

Instructions:

Mix together butter and sugar. add the egg yolk and vanilla. Then add the flour a little at a time. Mix in candy canes just enough to get them spread evenly throughout the dough.


Next, put the remaining sugar in a bowl- I used a shallow soup plate.  Beat the egg white to make it frothy (just with a fork, for about 30 seconds).  Make balls of dough and dip them in the egg white and roll them in the sugar.

Bake on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Make finger or thumb prints in the cookies, then bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F.


As soon as they come out of the oven, press a Junior mint into the thumbprint of each cookies.  You can then put the cookie sheet back in the oven for about a minute then take it back out and let the cookies cook for a couple of minutes before putting them on a cooling rack.


If you try them, I hope you love them as much as we do! :)

Note: I found this recipe in Savoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites by Sara Wells & Kate Jones from Our Best Bites.  Their cookbook includes a ton of great recipes that we love- I totally recommend it!

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18 comments:

  1. What a cool twist on Thumbprint cookies! I'm pinning this recipe- thanks for sharing!

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  2. Well, I love junior mints....so, I am not sure if they would ever get into the cookie. But, if they did, I am sure they would be excellent.

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    1. haha :) You might have to buy an extra box when you're getting ingredients! ;)

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  3. These are so cool and simple. They look yummy!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love the picture of your child's hand helping to make the thumbprints. Very dear!

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  5. These look SO good. I don't usually do a lot of Christmas baking but I will add this to my list! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  6. These look so good! And I love your photos. I've pinned them!

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  7. These sound like heaven! I love peppermint in baking (which is one of the many reasons I love Christmas baking). Perfect for this time of year :)

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  8. This recipe sounds so good! I love junior mints, one of my favorites for sure and would be hard not to eat them all before getting them into the cookie but it sounds good enough that I would definitely want to try them without making another trip to the store before baking!!

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  9. My hubby would love these. Thanks for sharing on Tuned in Thursday

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  10. These remind me of the Hershey's Kiss cookies I make. I love the idea of Jr. Mints. I'll try it!
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  11. Yum!! I love these. I used to love thumbprint cookies, but most of them are made with peanut butter, and we can't have that at our house. I am pinning these! Delicious!

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  12. These would be fun to make for my dad! He loves Junior Mints because they are milk free -- he has an allergy. I would have to adjust the cookie recipe for him, but that's doable.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I can't wait to make these with my family :) Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Looks good I never was much of a baker. I leave that up to the kids im going to have to show my daughter this. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Thanks for sharing these look delicious

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  16. Chocolate and mint are one of my fave combinations ever!

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~Heather Lynne

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