Stack of peppermint chocolate ganache thumbprint cookies surrounded by crushed peppermint and a glass of milk and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Peppermint Chocolate Ganache Thumbprint Cookies

Traditional thumbprint sugar cookies get a holiday twist with a chocolate ganache filling sprinkled with peppermint pieces.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies, holidays, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 141kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips semisweet
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candies crushed


  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Mix the butter and sugars together
  • Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt
  • Stir in the flour and baking powder gradually until a dough forms
  • Grab 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball then flatten
  • Use thumbs to make a large indent in the cookies
  • Bake for about 12 minutes then let sit on the pan for another 5
  • Transfer to a wire cooling rack until completely cool
  • Combine chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl and melt, 30 seconds at a time, until they are fully melted
  • Let the ganache rest for about 5 minutes, then drop a spoonful on each cookie
  • Top with crushed peppermint candies


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.6mg