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Peppermint Fudge Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies are so cute and fun to make! When you add delicious fudge and peppermint to them, they are the hit of all of your holiday parties!


Cookie Dough:

  • ¾ cups butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • ¼ cup crushed candy cane pieces + extra for topping
  • ½ tsp mint extract

Chocolate Fudge Filling:

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk. Add flour. Add crushed candy cane and mint extract.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar.
  • Line up balls on cookie sheet. Use teaspoon measuring spoon to create a crater in the center of each ball.
  • Bake for 8-10 min at 375.
  • Combine cream, butter, and chips in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until melted. Let cool.
  • Once the fudge has cooled and thickened use your teaspoon to scoop out little balls to fill the center of the peppermint cookies.
  • Use extra crushed candy cane to top the chocolate centers.


Makes about 30 cookies