Mini Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies
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Mini Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Prep: 15 minutes plus freezing and cooling
Bake: 10 minutes • Serves: 25

1-1/4 cups PICS all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon PICS cornstarch
1/2 cup PICS unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup PICS granulated sugar
2 tablespoons packed PICS light brown sugar
2 PICS large egg yolks
1 teaspoon PICS vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 cup PICS semisweet chocolate baking chips
1/2 teaspoon PICS vegetable oil
2 tablespoons finely crushed PICS starlight mints

1. Adjust 2 oven racks to top and bottom positions; preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 rimmed baking pans with parchment paper. In medium bowl, whisk flour and cornstarch.

2. In large bowl, with mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugars 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat 1 minute or until incorporated. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture and beat 1 minute or until incorporated, scraping down bowl occasionally. Remove half the dough; add red food coloring to bowl and beat 1 minute or until incorporated.

3. Combining a small piece of plain dough and a small piece of red dough, roll into 25 (1-inch) balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared pans. Press thumb into center of each ball to make indentation, making sure not to press all the way through; freeze 15 minutes.

4. Bake cookies 10 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned, rotating pans halfway through baking; cool 10 minutes on pans, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

5. In small microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips and oil in microwave oven on high 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds. Spoon chocolate mixture into indentations in cookies; sprinkle with mints. Makes 25 cookies.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 cookie):
98 Calories, 6g Fat (4g Saturated), 27mg Cholesterol, 1mg Sodium,
11g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 5g Sugars, 5g Added Sugars, 1g Protein

Chef Tip:
If indentations in cookies rise too much during baking, gently press back down with back of measuring teaspoon while cookies are still warm.