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Calling all cookie fans! These Peppermint Fudge Filled Cookies are a dessert dream come true! Loaded with tasty fudge that acts as a surprise right in the middle just waiting for you to take a bite. If you’re a fan of fudge, make sure that you check out my easy fudge recipes for my yummy ideas!

If you have some candy canes laying around the house, crushed candy canes make the perfect peppermint topping.

cookies filled with peppermint fudge

These cookies are perfect for holidays, weekend fun, or just a great dessert to share with friends.

Once you line your sheets with parchment paper, your tastebuds are going to be anxious to take a bite. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and let them cool completely before chowing down.

Be sure to check out the rest of my peppermint recipes!

Peppermint Fudge Filled Cookies

The easy way to mix all the ingredients is to use a stand mixer and add in your vanilla extract, brown sugar, and other ingredients that you’ll find listed below.

Once you do that, you’re going to have a blast making the filling for the cookies, too.

Just know that this cookie recipe is only going to net you 14 cookies so if you want more, you’re going to need to make a second batch or increase the ingredients, too. But trust me – the kids are going to love these cookies!

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What happens if you don’t have peppermint extract?

The easy answer is to buy some from the store but if you can’t get it in time to make these cookies, you can rely on the peppermint flavor to come from the crushed peppermint on top of the cookies.

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Once you make this Stuffed Cookies Recipe, you’re going to want all the cookies. I don’t blame you, I love them all, too! Below you’ll find some of my favorite cookie recipes that can easily fill your belly fast.

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Can you freeze these cookies for later?

You can. Just keep in mind that these cookies only make about 14 per batch, so you might not have that many left over to freeze. If you want to freeze some, you can always double the batch or make one specifically to freeze at that point in time.

Keep them in a freezer safe bag or container to limit the air.

More Peppermint Recipes:

Peppermint Fudge Filled Cookies

Peppermint Fudge Filled Cookies

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

These Peppermint Fudge Filled Cookies are so tasty and delicious!


  • 9 tablespoons of butter (softened)
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup of brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1½ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar (for rolling the dough balls)

Chocolate Ganache

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


  1. Start by creaming together the sugars and butter together.           
  2. Add in the egg, egg yolk, peppermint, and vanilla extracts. Mix well.
  3. Next add in the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Put parchment paper on your baking sheet and start making balls of out the cookie dough. Using 2 tablespoons of dough for one cookie will be bigger cookies. Roll the dough into 1/2 cup sugar and put on a cookie sheet.
  5. Use your thumb to make an indent in the middle of the cookie.
  6. Chill them for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
  8. Bake cookies for 4 minutes. Rotate, then bake for another 4 minutes. If the indent pops out, make it again with the back of the spoon.
  9. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Move to wire rack.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Put the chocolate, cream, and vanilla extract into a microwave-safe dish. Then put it in the microwave in 15-second increments, until it is melted. Stir after each stop. Chill to let thicken up.
  2. Once chilled, whip it with a mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Pipe or spoon the ganache in the middle of each cook and sprinkle on crushed peppermint.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g

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