Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Chocolate Mint Cookies)

LAST UPDATED: Dec 02, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Dec 15, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

Foolproof chewy chocolate peppermint cookies are always a favorite Christmas cookie recipe – they’re quick and easy to make with just a handful of simple ingredients. Perfect for cookie exchanges and all of your holiday gatherings. 

Chocolate peppermint cookies on a baking sheet with text overlay

‘Tis the season to be baking, fa la la la la, la la la la. It seems the last couple of weeks have been filled with baking and Christmas music, maybe that’s why the holiday season feels like it’s going by so fast this year. 

These chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are incredible alone or served hot with a scoop of ice cream (may I recommend marshmallow ice cream or Peppermint Ice Cream Recipe)? Either way, you won’t be disappointed! Chocolate Mint Cookies are so fudgy!

To Make Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, You Will Need:

You just need a handful of simple ingredients to make these delicious holiday cookies!

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

It takes less than 20 minutes to make a large batch of these cookies from scratch!

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. 
  3. Incorporate eggs, careful not to overbeat.
  4. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined and stir in peppermint or top with peppermint.
  5. Drop dough balls onto cookie sheets and bake 8 minutes.

Variations

  • For extra mint flavor you can substitute vanilla for peppermint extract
  • Ice with a layer of chocolate ganache 

Baked cookies on a baking sheet

Tips to Make Chocolate Peppermint Cookies:

  • Make sure your butter is soft, not melted. That will ensure that your cookies don’t fall flat.
  • You can refrigerate dough for 20 minute for a thicker cookie.
  • For easy cleanup, line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Any excess crushed peppermint candy will melt and stick to your sheets.

How to Avoid Flat Cookies

This cookie dough batter is as good as the cookies themselves – it’s so fudgy! That also means it can be slightly sticky. I use a cookie scoop to make fuss-free dough balls. Using a cookie scoop also helps give your chocolate peppermint cookies a full body so your cookies don’t fall flat. It’s a great trick for most cookie recipes!

How To Store Homemade Cookies

  • Once the cookies have totally cooled, transfer them to an airtight container and separate them with parchment. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
  • To freeze Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, store in an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature to thaw.

Close up of a chocolate peppermint cookie

Baked cookies just out of the oven

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies on a baking sheet ready to serve

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Chewy chocolate cookie recipe

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

4.93 from 14 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 36 cookies
Calories: 159kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c butter softened
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp candy cane crushed
  • 1 c candy cane crushed to top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. 
  • Incorporate eggs, careful not to overbeat.
  • Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined and stir in peppermint or top with peppermint.
  • Drop dough balls onto cookie sheets and bake 8 minutes.

Notes

 
  • Make sure your butter is soft, not melted. That will ensure that your cookies don't fall flat.
  • You can refrigerate dough for 20 minute for a thicker cookie.
  • For easy cleanup, line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Any excess crushed peppermint candy will melt and stick to your sheets.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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