White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies, soft cream cheese cookies filled with white chocolate ganache! Makes 28 cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 28 servings
Calories 161kcal
Author Dana @


Cream Cheese Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick) softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract

White Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk


Cream Cheese Cookies

  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth with a hand mixer. Add 1 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to bowl a little at a time until fully mixed. Place bowl in the fridge for one hour to chill. 
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add the remaining powdered sugar to a small bowl. Roll cookie dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls by hand. Roll in the powdered sugar and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart. 
  • Using something that is small and round, like a teaspoon or a utensil with a round stick, make small indentions right on the top of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the bottom of the cookies start to get slightly browned.
  • Take out of the oven, let cool on the tray for 10 minutes, place onto a wired rack to cool completely.

White Chocolate Ganache

  • While the cookies are cooling, make the ganache by placing all the ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave on high for 1 minute. Let sit one minute and stir until smooth, heat an additional 30 seconds if the mixture is not smooth after stirring for a minute or so. 
  • Fill cookie indentions with white chocolate ganache, top with sprinkles if desired.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.4mg