These festive red velvet cookies are infused with a burst of peppermint flavor and white chocolate in their centers and will be the star of your holiday cookie tin.
Merry Winter Solstice and four days until Christmas!
I’ve been enjoying some holiday baking and came across these
Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints while searching for a new Christmas cookie.
Red Velvet = Christmas and these festive red velvet cookies are infused
with a burst of peppermint flavor and white chocolate in their centers.
Red Velvet Peppermint-White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Adapted from Taste of Home
Yield: About 3 1/2 dozen cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
4 teaspoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 oz. bag white chocolate morsels/baking chips
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg, food coloring and extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa,
baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheets.
Press a deep indentation with the back of a melon baller in center of each cookie
or with the end of a wooden spoon handle.
Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. If cookies have risen too much after baking,
press lightly down on centers while cookies are warm.
Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a microwave, melt baking morsels/ chips with oil; stir until smooth.
Spoon a scant teaspoon filling into each cookie.
Drizzle tops with remaining mixture if desired.
Sprinkle with peppermint candies. Let stand until set.
Today is the Winter Solstice for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere,
the shortest day of the year, marking the beginning of winter.
Save yourself some time on this shortest day of the year and busy holiday season
and place a Candy Cane Hersey Kiss after baking while cookies are warm from the oven.
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Shortcut Red Velvet-Chocolate Chip Cookies
Red Velvet Peppermint-White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 4 teaspoons red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 oz. bag white chocolate morsels/ baking chips
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, food coloring and extract.
- In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
- Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on parchment lined baking sheets. Press a deep indentation with the back of a melon baller in center of each or with the end of a wooden spoon handle.
- Bake 9-11 minutes or until set. (If cookies have risen too much after baking, press lightly down on centers while cookies are still warm.) Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a microwave, melt baking chips with oil; stir until smooth. Spoon a scant teaspoon filling into each cookie. Drizzle tops with remaining mixture. Sprinkle with peppermint candies. Let stand until set.
The good news for those who dread winter, is that beginning today, the
days start getting longer and the sunsets and sunrises are more vivid due to the dry,
clean Canadian air that sweeps down in winter.
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Wow! The sunrise and sunset photos are magnificent!!! How fortunate to live in such a beautiful location and experience those views!!! Thanks for sharing those photos!!! The thumb prints look delish! I’m adding that recipe to my cookie making list for this year!!! Merry Thursday!
What pretty cookies! I love red velvet and these would be wonderful for Valentines Day too. Of course I love your beautiful lake views and sunset and sunrise photos too. Merry Christmas! 🎄🚤⚓️🌅
Mary, I love red velvet anything! I will be adding this recipe to my cookie list. I actually enjoy winter and your sunrise and sunset photos are stunning! Merry Christmas to you and yours! ❤️
Great cookies. The thing I love about winter solstice? The days begin getting longer again! Merry Christmas, Mary!
I wish I could reach through my computer screen and take one of those pretty red velvet cookies. Thanks for the shortcut tip and Merry Winter Solstice!
Another delicious recipe to add to my list. I made your Cranberry Orange Pistachio Loaves last week and my neighbors loved them. Thank your for all your year long holiday inspiration and recipes. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Oh my gosh! LOVE the sunrise and sunset pictures of the lake, I could stare at those all day, post card perfect! Just made the traditional thumbprint cookies and they are almost gone. Lol. I like them best with the marchino cherries, hubby likes them with raspberry jam. These look really good too. I also want to try your No Bake Coconut Orange Snowballs, they sound delish! Love that the days will be getting longer. 🌞
Those cookies look fantastic.
Those little cookies look delectable, Mary! Subbing peppermint Hershey Kisses is a great idea, and I just bought a bag yesterday (Cissy is crazy for them!).
These cookies look amazing…and who cannot resist red velvet and peppermint!….I so love the skies in the winter…they are truly spectacular and I so love to see the skies especially at sunrise…they just start off the day on such a happy note! Have a Merry Week Mary!!!
Your site makes me smile. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Saving the cookie recipe for next year since I finished my baking yesterday. Just amazing sunsets. Thanks for sharing. Yesterday I made 18 loves of the cranberry, orange and pistachio cakes for our neighbor’s and friends and added a tablespoon of grand marnier to the batter. I also made cranberry pistachio bark to go with it. Thanks so much for the recipe and for inspiring us through out the year. Merry Christmas to you, your husband and the doggies.
Oh my goodness, those look so yummy. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you and your family and Merry Christmas.
They sound wonderful…Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Mary!
If I made these, I would immediately have to gift them or I would eat all! These look festive and delicious, Mary. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
The cookies look delicious. I am a chocolate lover and I would love to take one of those cookies off of your plate.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY,HEALTHY,PEACE FILLED YEAR.
Thank You for sharing the cookie recipe. I love those Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses.
Wishing you the Merriest of Christmas’ and a wonderful 2018.
Mary the photos are beautiful. One of the best things about Winter is the clear starry nights. The sky is extra clear on cold nights. MERRY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL 2018.
I’m making red velvet cookies tomorrow for Christmas Eve and to freeze for the Sugar Bowl, I hope mine turn out as pretty as these! Gorgeous photos and YaY! for longer days! Merry Jolly Holidays Mary!
Your cookies look great Mary, wish I had a couple right now! Happy Winter and Merry Christmas Count Down-enjoy:@)
Yummy!! And, we all had that beautiful sunset!! It was sure gorgeous!,
These look amazing! Thank you for sharing.
Being a southern girl, anything red velvet catches my attention! My mother-in-law gives me a subscription each year to Taste of Home but somehow I missed this recipe…happy you included it in your beautiful blog today! Enjoy the holidays and your great gift of sharing with us all!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
WOW!!!! What beautiful sunset scenery … God’s beautiful world The cookies sound yummy almost like my red velvet balls using red velvet cake mix Thank you for sharing your beautiful scenery with us you are so bless to be able to wake up and go to sleep by such beauty God bless and Merry Christmas to you and your family
Looks too yummy……Merry Christmas :)
Sounds like a great recipe!