Chewy chocolate cookie recipe

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, christmas cookies, cookie exchange, cookies, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 159 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 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


  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.

Recipe Notes

Make sure butter is only softened, not melted.

You can refrigerate 20 minutes to ensure fuller cookies.

Nutrition Facts
Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 127mg5%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.