Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Let's get your weekend started off right, shall we?  Whip up these delicious Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with a hint o' mint to treat yourself and family to a little fun this February!  Check out the video and delicious and easy recipe below!

[ingredients title="Ingredients"]

  • Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 cup Crisco Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening OR 1/2 stick Crisco Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 oz. square unseated chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 24 mint chocolate kisses, unwrapped

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[directions title="Directions"]

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the unsweetened chocolate and mint chocolate kisses in 30-second intervals until nearly melted.
  2. In a bowl of a standing electric mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening stick, sugar, milk, vanilla, and egg yolk at medium speed until well blended. Add melted chocolate and mix well. Combine flour and salt then add to the chocolate mixture and mix until blended. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Coat the baking sheet with Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  4. Form dough into 1-inch balls.  Beat egg white slightly with fork and coat dough with the beaten egg white. Place dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheet and gently press with thumb in the center of each cookie.
  5. Bake cookies for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and place mint chocolate kiss in the center of each thumbprint. Return the cookies to the oven for 1 minute. Remove to cooling rack.

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