These stuffed cookies are decadent and perfect for the holidays: Rich chocolate, minty cream cheese, red and green sprinkles – what more could you want?

Cream cheese-stuffed chocolate mint cookies: These are over-the-top delicious!

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe?

I do.

And it’s the ultimate cookie: A stuffed cookie.

This cream cheese-stuffed chocolate cookie recipe from Spruce Eats has become my go-to cookie recipe for potlucks, picnics, and gatherings. I’ve made them probably 5 or 6 times – and they’re always a hit.

I used this as the base recipe and made a couple of tweaks to come up with a holiday version of the cookie:

  • I added mint to the cream cheese filling
  • I added colored sprinklesĀ 

If you’ve never had a stuffed cookie, it’s time to try them. Actually, it’s time to make them yourself!

Cream cheese-stuffed chocolate mint cookies: Click through for festive Christmas cookie recipe!

Stuffed Cookies?!?

Cookies are awesome on their own, as you all know.

But stuffing cookies with additional ingredients – whether it be marshmallows, caramel, chocolate, or cream cheese – brings them to a whole new level.

This recipe’s base is a moist, chewy chocolate cookie. The dough is flattened into a disc, and a dollop of minty cream cheese filling is added. The chocolate cookie dough is wrapped around the filling and it’s baked, resulting in -you guessed it – a stuffed cookie.

Cream cheese-stuffed chocolate mint cookies: A festive holiday cookie recipe!

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Cream cheese-stuffed chocolate mint cookies: These are over-the-top delicious!

Cream Cheese-Stuffed Chocolate Mint Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

The chocolate cookie dough is formed into a disc, and a dollop of the cream cheese mixture is added. Fold the edges over to seal, and voila: You have the makings for a stuffed cookie!


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (210 grams)
  • 3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons melted Crisco (or other brand of vegetable shortening)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

For cream cheese filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint flavoring
  • Red and green sprinkles


  1. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add chocolate chips.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, egg yolk, and corn syrup.
  3. In a third bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter, shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth - about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients until the dough comes together. You may need to finish mixing with a spatula if the dough is too thick.
  6. Take 2 tablespoons of dough (using a scoop or measuring it out) and set aside on a parchmant paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten each of the dough balls into a flat disc. Repeat with remaining dough and place in the fridge to cool for an hour.
  7. Make cream cheese filling: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and mint flavoring. Taste and add more mint flavoring, if desired. Place in fridge until ready to assemble.
  8. Assemble cookies: Place 2 teaspoons of cream cheese filling in the middle of a dough round. Sprinkle with red and green sprinkles. Fold the dough over to create a ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  9. Place dough balls on parchment-lined cookie sheet and freeze for 1 hour to harden. This will help prevent the cookies from spreading while baking.
  10. Bake in 350 F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies become slightly crinkly on top.

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