How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies are extremely easy and versatile, mix it up with candy toppings of your choice!

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Whisk together cocoa powder, flour, and salt.

Whisk together cocoa powder, flour, and salt.

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Beat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of butter together with a mixer.

Beat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of butter together with a mixer.

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Add egg and vanilla, beat in. Slowly add cocoa powder/flour mixture.

Add egg and vanilla, beat in. Slowly add cocoa powder/flour mixture.

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Roll dough into balls, about a tablespoon full. Roll ball in sugar then place on ungreased baking sheet. If dough is too sticky, cover with plastic wrap and leave in refrigerator at least an hour.

Roll dough into balls, about a tablespoon full. Roll ball in sugar then place on ungreased baking sheet. If dough is too sticky, cover with plastic wrap and leave in refrigerator at least an hour.

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Bake in 350 degree oven for 5 min. After 5 min use melon baller to make an indentation in the center. Bake for 2 more minutes.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 5 min. After 5 min use melon baller to make an indentation in the center. Bake for 2 more minutes.

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Add candy of your choice. I used candy cane Hershey kisses, Andes mints, and some mint chocolate chips. Bake for about 2 more minutes, don't burn candy!

Add candy of your choice. I used candy cane Hershey kisses, Andes mints, and some mint chocolate chips. Bake for about 2 more minutes, don't burn candy!

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Let cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!

Let cool on a cooling rack and enjoy!

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Ingredients

2 Cups Flour
Cups Unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ Teaspoons Fine salt
1 Cup Unsalted butter
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
Cups Sugar
Candy toppings of your choice
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