We’re only a few days into December I already feel like I’ve completely overdone it on holiday cookies. On Friday evening Salt Lake City hosted a cookie swap organized by Bloggers without Borders to benefit the charity Why Hunger. It was a small gathering at Finca restaurant, and I got to make some new blogger friends as well as catch up with some of my favorite local blogging buddies. And of course, there were cookies.
The next day, I helped my friend Becky with a SLC Mixer event featuring Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod and some of her famous cookies. We all had a lot of fun baking together, sharing tips, and talking about gift packaging for cookies.
By the end of the weekend, I couldn’t even look at a cookie. But now that it’s a been a few days, I sure wish I had a few more of these chocolate mint thumbprints to nibble on.
These little baked gems of dark chocolate, white chocolate, and mint were my contribution to the cookie swap. I spied them years ago in Baked Explorations but only just now got around to trying the recipe. I loved how they turned out— chocolaty but not too sweet, and perfect for the holidays without being too cliche.
These chocolate mint thumbprints are doing pretty much everything right. The coarse sugar they’re rolled in before baking gives the exterior a nice crunch. The cookie itself is crumbly, with an almost melt-in-your-mouth feel. And the filling is a nice contrast, both in flavor and in texture. I doubt I’ll make it till Christmas without baking up another batch. It turns out you can’t have too many cookies around during the holidays!
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