Mint Chocolate Chip Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Heather, Sprinkle Bakes

The classic mint chocolate chip flavor brings this mashup of shortbread and thumbprint cookies together! Real butter is a must to make the perfect crumbly shortbread texture. And you’ll be dreaming of these cookies after you add the smooth chocolate ganache filling.
2 hr Prep Time
12 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 2 hr
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Servings: 2 dozen

Servings: 2 dozen


  • Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • Green food color
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • Ganache Filling

  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream



Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Beat the butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until smooth and creamy.

Step 3

Add mint extract and green food color; mix to combine.

Step 4

Next, add flour and mini chips; mix until just combined (avoid overmixing).

Step 5

Remove dough from the bowl; shape into 1-inch balls. You can also use a 4-teaspoon capacity cookie scoop. Roll the balls between your palms, and then place 1/2 inch apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Step 6

Create a well in each dough ball with your thumb or by using the rounded back of a 1/2 teaspoon measure. Chill dough for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Step 8

Once baked, reshape the wells with the handle of a wooden spoon or the 1/2 teaspoon measure. Let cool on the baking sheets.

Step 9

Move cooled cookies to a parchment paper-covered work surface.

Ganache Filling

Step 10

Heat semisweet chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute at 100% power. Allow the mixture to stand 1 minute. Whisk until you have a silky, shiny ganache.

Step 11

Transfer the ganache to a disposable piping bag or a zip-top bag with the corner snipped. Fill each cookie well with the ganache. Use any leftover ganache to drizzle over the cookies.

Step 12

Let stand until cookies are completely set, about 1 hour.

Step 13

Enjoy right away! Or store the cookies an airtight container with layers between pieces of waxed paper.