Christmas Baking - Junior Mint Thumbprint Cookies

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)


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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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 :)

  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!!

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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

  15. Thanks for sharing these look delicious

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


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