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