Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies #Recipe

Freshly baked cookies are always welcome. That being said, they really have become a sign of the holiday season. Change up a couple of ingredients and add a piece of popular holiday candy and you have Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies. The look of these festive, colorful cookies will make them the center of your holiday cookie tray. The taste and appearance of this Peppermint Thumbprint Cookie will delight both family and friends. Here’s instructions for how to make them.

Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

Equipment Needed

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  • stand mixer OR hand mixer and large mixing bowl
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • small ice cream scoop
  • baking trays
  • whisk

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  • 24 unwrapped peppermint kisses
  • 1 cup godiva milk chocolate chips, melted
  • 2/3 cup Hershey cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a standing mixer, cream butter & both sugars until light and fluffy

Add the eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.

Add in the peppermint extract and mix.

Place the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl and combine with a whisk.

Gradually add 1/2 cup of the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop some dough into your hands and roll it into a ball.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Press one peppermint kiss into the top of each cookie.

Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookies.

Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes before enjoying.

If you’re looking for some other holiday desserts, check out my Peppermint Smore Cookies, Christmas Oreo Truffles, Oreo Truffle Holiday Ornaments, Christmas Tree Cupcakes, and Holiday Bundt Cake.

Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen


  1. I make these out of peanut butter cookies and regular Hershey’s kisses, but I love your twist on them. I need to try these 🙂

  2. I have never made any cookies with peppermint extract and what a brilliant idea. Peppermint is actually so healthy for you and this is a great alternative to a regular cookie with a chocolate kiss on top.

  3. Making thumb print or some call them kings crowns cookies is always on our list of Christmas cookies. Doing peppermint ones is something the kids will love to eat.

  4. Yumm! These Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies look so delicious and festive! I’m so glad they are so easy to make. Have to bake some of these with my daughter.

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