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Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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The flavor of this Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe is addictive! Be ready because you’ll want to gobble up the entire plate of homemade cookies! Easy peppermint recipes like this are the best!

This simple cookie recipe is perfect for the holidays and parties. You can even make these for your Christmas cookie exchange! Let’s not forget the filling or ganache filling – so good!

I’m all about cookies during the winter months. What better way to end (or start!) your day than by grabbing a cookie and savoring the flavor?

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

If you’re a fan of all things mint, you don’t want to skip out on making a batch of these cookies this year. Not only are they simple to make, but they taste like they’re from the bakery.

My boys love sweets and treats, and they are obsessed with the minty goodness of this dessert. Every time I make a batch, they’re gone in minutes!

Have fun creating this holiday treat. It’s become a tradition in our house to bake these cookies and share them with family and friends.

What does peppermint extract taste like?

When describing its taste, peppermint extract can be characterized as strong, sweet, and minty. Its dominant flavor profile combines cooling and refreshing sensations with subtle undertones of sweetness and bitterness.

The flavor intensity of peppermint extract can vary depending on the concentration and quality of the extract used. It is commonly used in baking, confectionery, and beverage applications to add a refreshing and minty flavor to the final product.

Overall, peppermint extract is a flavorful and versatile ingredient that can elevate the taste experience of any dish.

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Make it a Meal:

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How do I store baked cookies?

Proper storage of baked cookies is essential to maintain their texture, taste, and freshness. Once cooled, the cookies should be placed in an airtight container at room temperature.

Cookies with filling should be stored separately from the plain cookies to prevent them from sticking together. It is advisable to line the container with parchment paper to absorb any excess moisture and protect the cookies from becoming too crispy or soft.

Storage of cookies in the refrigerator or freezer is possible but not recommended for the best taste and texture.

Freezing can lead to changes in texture, and moisture can build up in the container when stored in the fridge. Therefore, eating the cookies within a week of baking or freezing them for up to three months is best.

Proper storage means your baked cookies should last long enough to enjoy or share with friends and family.

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Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes

This Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe is the perfect holiday flavor!


  • 9 tbsp softened butter 
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar 

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. Cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.
  2. Add the egg, egg yolk, peppermint, and vanilla extract and mix.
  3. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined.
  4. Add parchment paper to the baking sheet.
  5. Make the cookie dough balls. Use 2 tbsp of the dough for bigger cookies or 1 tbsp of the dough for smaller cookies. Roll the dough balls in the remaining sugar and place them on the baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches in between each ball of dough.
  6. Make a deep cavity in the middle of the cookie using your thumb or the back of a spoon.
  7. Put the cookie sheet in the fridge and chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Place the sheet of cookies on the center rack for 4 minutes, rotate the sheet, then bake for another 4 minutes. (if the center of the cookies is no longer indented, use the back of a measuring spoon to press lightly)
  10. Cool the baked cookies on the pan for 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to continue to cool.
  11. To make the chocolate ganache, put the chocolate, cream, and vanilla extract into a microwave-safe dish and microwave in 15-second intervals until melted. Stir in between each time. Chill until the mixture thickens up.
  12. Whip the ganache using a mixer until it is fluffy.
  13. Spoon the mixture into the middle of each cooled cookie, then add the crushed peppermint.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/8/2023

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