It feels like forever since I baked along with the Baked Sunday Mornings group even though I only missed one recipe!
This week we are making Chocolate Mint Thumbprints. Chocolate and mint are one of my very favorite flavor combo so I was looking forward to this recipe. Featuring a double hit of chocolate and mint, these cookies should have been chocolate-mintastic, but were okay, nothing spectacular.
Relatively simple for a Baked recipe, I found that I had all of the necessary ingredients on hand and was able to use up some bits of chocolate I had laying around. The cookie is a fairly basic chocolate cookie. I wish I had let the dough chill longer than the 30 minutes suggested in the book to keep them from spreading as much. I was hoping for thumbprints that were deep round wells to hold the filling, but mine ended up being more oval shaped, the result of my little thumbs. The thumbprint was filled with a white chocolate ganache flavored with peppermint extract. I did enjoy the crunch of the raw sugar.
I found that the texture and flavor of these cookies were much better when refrigerated as they sort of fell apart at room temp. To get the recipe and check out what the other bakers thought, visit our new site, here!