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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.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Hersheys dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter - softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 24 Wilton green candy melts
  • 12 Andes Creme de Menthe thins - cut in half diagonally
  • 1/4 cup Wilton dark cocoa candy melts


  • 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.