A thumbprint chocolate peppermint cookie with a green candy melt in the center then topped with an Andes Mint and drizzled with chocolate.

Chocolate and peppermint are such a wonderful combination, especially for St. Patrick’s Day!

Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

So, in honor of St. Patty’s day, we’ve got some delicious chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies for you.

Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

What is a Thumbprint Cookie?

A thumbprint cookie is a delightful and petite baked treat characterized by a small well or indentation made in the center using the baker’s thumb, hence the name. These charming cookies typically consist of a buttery, sometimes nutty, dough that acts as a delicious canvas for various fillings. The thumbprint impression not only gives the cookie its distinctive appearance but also serves as the perfect receptacle for a range of delightful fillings. Whether it’s fruit preserves, chocolate ganache, caramel, or any other sweet concoction, the filling transforms each thumbprint cookie into a flavor-packed miniature indulgence. Beyond their delightful taste, thumbprint cookies hold a special place in the hearts of bakers and cookie enthusiasts alike, as they offer a canvas for creativity and a cozy, homemade touch to any occasion.

Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

How Do You Keep Thumbprint Cookies from Spreading?

Chill the Dough: Refrigerate the cookie dough before baking to solidify fats and minimize spreading.

Adjust Flour-to-Fat Ratio: Increase the ratio of flour to fat in the recipe to create a thicker and less spreading dough.

Define Thumbprint Indentation: Press a well-defined thumbprint into each cookie before baking to maintain shape and control spreading.

Avoid Overmixing: Prevent overmixing of the dough to avoid excessive gluten development, which can contribute to spreading.

Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

How many flavors of Andes are there?

1. Classic Mint Bliss: Uncover the original charm with the classic Andes mint flavor—a perfect blend of cool peppermint wrapped in smooth chocolate.

2. Tantalizing Toffee Crunch: Indulge your taste buds in the delightful toffee crunch variation, where buttery toffee meets the signature Andes chocolate goodness.

3. Dreamy Raspberry Rendezvous: Experience a burst of fruity bliss with the dreamy raspberry flavor, adding a sweet and tangy twist to the iconic Andes treat.

4. Creamy Creme de Menthe: Delight in the creamy Creme de Menthe variety, offering a luxurious and velvety mint filling nestled within the luscious chocolate layers.

5. Decadent Cherry Jubilee: Savor the decadent Cherry Jubilee, where the rich chocolate harmonizes with the sweet and slightly tart essence of cherry.

6. Heavenly Peppermint Crunch: Elevate your Andes experience with the heavenly Peppermint Crunch, featuring bits of crunchy peppermint for an extra layer of texture.

7. Seasonal Limited Editions: Keep an eye out for seasonal limited editions that surprise and delight taste buds with innovative and festive flavor combinations.

Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

Equipment Needed for Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients for Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies ingredients

Here’s a simple breakdown of the ingredients for your Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies:

All-purpose flour: Basic and versatile flour that forms the cookie base.

Hershey’s dark cocoa powder: Rich and deep cocoa flavor for a chocolatey kick.

Baking soda: Helps the cookies rise and become fluffy.

Salt: Adds a bit of savory balance to the sweetness.

Butter: Provides a rich and creamy texture to the cookies.

Granulated sugar: Sweetens the dough to perfection.

Egg: Binds the ingredients together, contributing to a soft texture.

Milk or cream: Moistens the dough for a delightful chewiness.

Vanilla extract: Enhances the overall flavor with a sweet aroma.

Peppermint extract: Infuses a refreshing minty taste for that festive touch.

Wilton green candy melts: Vibrant green coating for a festive and eye-catching appearance.

Andes Creme de Menthe thins: Delicious minty filling to complement the chocolatey goodness.

Wilton dark cocoa candy melts: A rich and chocolaty drizzle to top off your delightful thumbprint cookies.

Chocolate Andes Mint Thumbprint Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

A thumbprint chocolate peppermint cookie with a green candy melt in the center, then topped with an Andes Mint and drizzled with chocolate.



  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, egg, milk and both extracts.  With an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add half of the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir to incorporate.
  • Cover the cookie batter and chill for 1 hour for easier handling.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Once chilled, roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place on the parchment-lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart from each other.
  • Press a thumbprint into each cookie ball.  Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to completely cool. If some of the thumbprints have disappeared during the baking process, just make another thumbprint into the warm cookie.
  • While still warm, insert a green candy melt into the thumbprint of each cookie. The warmth of the cookie will cause the green candy to soften.
  • Insert an Andes chocolate mint candy piece into the softened green middle of each cookie.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the dark cocoa chocolate candy melts.  Microwave for 45 seconds.  Stir until completely melted and smooth.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of each Andes chocolate mint thumbprint cookie.

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe


Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe