Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Festive, colorful Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies will be the center of your holiday cookie tray. The taste and appearance will delight family and friends.

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

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Yield: 24

Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.

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    20 comments

    Robin Rue December 5, 2017 - 7:31 am

    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 🙂

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    Amber Myers December 5, 2017 - 8:19 am

    Yum, these look fabulous. I do love my cookies. I’ll be making these soon.

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    Alli Smith December 5, 2017 - 9:56 am

    Thumbprint Cookies are my favorite during the holiday season. Your Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies are so pretty and festive. I bet they taste amazing!

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    Teresa December 5, 2017 - 10:14 am

    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.

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    Lisa December 5, 2017 - 11:21 am

    Yum. I love thumbprint cookies but we always did them with jam. The peppermint kiss looks like a great addition.

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    Heather @ Kraus House Mom December 5, 2017 - 11:48 am

    My mom makes these every year. When I eat them I pop the Kiss out and eat it separately.

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    Sarah Honey December 5, 2017 - 11:54 am

    These Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies look delicious. We’ve always made them with jelly. Must try these this year.

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    candy December 5, 2017 - 12:48 pm

    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.

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    Karen Dawkins December 5, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    Oh those look delicious! I’m a peppermint fiend (and eating peppermint JoJo’s right now) so this recipe is right up my alley!

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    Liz Mays December 5, 2017 - 9:18 pm

    These are like the perfect cookies for me. I’ve been loving peppermint lately! I’d pair them with the peppermint ice cream I just picked up!

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    Franc Ramon December 5, 2017 - 9:55 pm

    That’s a good way of consuming your peppermint kisses. The peppermint thumbprint cookies looks like a handy snack and looks really sweet and indulging.

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    Dina Demarest December 6, 2017 - 11:54 am

    Your recipe seems very yummy! I saved it for my kids activity for Christmas!

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    Debra Hawkins December 6, 2017 - 3:10 pm

    I absolutely love thumbprint cookies! I am going to have to try this peppermint version. It looks great!

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    Amanda December 6, 2017 - 5:30 pm

    I NEED to make these peppermint thumb cookies this year. I am on the hunt for some new recipes, and I am OBSESSED with peppermint!

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    Mimi Green December 6, 2017 - 7:27 pm

    This is a great holiday twist on a traditional cookie. As a peppermint addict, these speak to me immediately.

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    Bohemian Babushka December 7, 2017 - 1:22 am

    Believe it or not, Babushka has never made Thumbprint cookies. Thinking this might be a fun thing to start doing with The Grands, especially for the holidays. Gracias for the recipe.

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    Kisa Johnson December 7, 2017 - 2:02 am

    Ohhh these look yummy! I don’t think I’ve ever made thumbprint cookies myself before, but these look good and I may need to try them!

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    Anosa December 7, 2017 - 3:09 am

    Wow, thank you so much for this. I think this recipe would definitely complete my Christmas foods! I am sure my little cousins would love this!

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    Ave December 7, 2017 - 8:33 am

    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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    pat. December 7, 2017 - 9:33 am

    They look great.

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