Triple Chocolate Creme de Menthe Thumbrints

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It's Easter, and this is a catch up post from St. Patrick's day.  Clearly I need to get it together!

I had picked up a package of Hershey's Creme de Menthe Kisses at Target before St. Patrick's day and I struggled with what to do with them.  Well, if all else failed I could have eaten the whole bag what was left of the bag.  Instead, I decided to make a thumbprint cookie and adapted Hershey's Triple Chocolate Cookies recipe.  I tried to fancy them up with a fourth chocolate, a white chocolate mint drizzle, but unfortunately you can see how terrible my drizzling skills are.  I should leave that to the professionals.

Chocolate and mint is a favorite combination of mine.  Thin Mints...anyone?  I literally drooled at the thought of triple chocolate and mint together, especially when I saw and smelled this melting goodness!

The cookie itself is chocolate, so this recipe can be adapted to use any of the Hershey Kiss varieties.

Here is what you'll need:
  • 48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates (I used the Creme de Menthe variety) 
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamed. Add eggs, one at a time, and milk.  Beat well.

In a  mixing bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter mixture.  Beat until incorporated.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until set.

While the cookies are baking, remove wrappers from chocolate pieces.

Remove cookies from oven and gently press chocolate piece in center of each cookie.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.  Drizzle with melted white chocolate if you dare.  Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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