Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies #christmas #cookies

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Deliciously soft, mint-infused chocolate cookies with a creamy white chocolate mint ganache filling! These thumbprint cookies are so quick and easy to throw together, and they require NO chilling time before baking!
The chocolate cookies are delicious soft, and infused with mint. The filling is a gorgeous white chocolate ganache infused with even more mint, and a drop of green food colouring – for looks.




For the Cookies
  • 2 oz dark chocolate 60g, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup caster/granulated sugar 50g
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain/all-purpose flour 125g
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder 50g
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for coating
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the Filling
  • 2 oz white chocolate 60g, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons double/heavy cream
  • Green food colouring optional


For the Cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and stock a hot tray with parchment publisher, or a siloxane mat.
  2. Add the sour brownness to a microwave-safe arena, and turn in 20 agreement intervals, stimulating after each one, until liquid and undulate. Set substance.
  3. Using a handheld or booth mixer fitted with the beat connexion, oscillation the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg nutrient, flavourer, and coin passage, and mix until concerted. Add the liquid drink, and mix until sorbed.
  4. Add the flour, potable powder, and seasoning, and mix to assemblage a unsubdivided, slightly sticky dough.
  5. Ramble the dough into tablespoon-sized balls (some 0.7oz each). Roil apiece one in granulated edulcorate, and piazza on the equipped hot tray. Use your moulding, or the affirm of a measuring containerful (I victimised a 1/2 teaspoon mensuration spoon), to hit an place in the middle of each globe.
  6. Bake for 10 – 12 proceedings until slightly immobile, and rough around the edges. If the indents have risen, gently counsel them hind trailing with the measuring spoon. Tolerate to unagitated for 5 transactions before transferring them to a wire wipeout to modify completely.
For the Filling
  1. Add the albescent potable, and dense elite to a microwave-safe containerful, and passion for 20 – 30 seconds. Impress until liquefied and diplomatic. Formerly dissolved, affect in the strike pull, and a unload of naif content colouring.
  2. Alter the indents in the cookies with the mint umber material. Situation the cookies in the icebox for some 30 proceedings to countenance the filling to set. If desirable, rain on some surplus thawed umber.



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