Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (2024)

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These chocolate peppermint cookies are full of double chocolate taste and have the best fresh peppermint flavor. Dip in white chocolate and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies for the perfect Christmas cookie!

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  • Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  • How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
  • Baking Tips
  • More Chocolate Peppermint Recipes
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe Printable Recipe

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

This delicious cookie recipe is sure to satisfy your chocolate peppermint cravings. They are soft and chewy with the perfect amount of peppermint flavor. Definitely a crowd-pleaser for kids and adults! Another great minty cookie is the soft and chewy Andes mint cookies.

They also make an amazing addition to anyChristmas dessert boardorcookie exchange. I love the festive flare they add with the crushed peppermint and white chocolate coating. Great for celebrating the season!

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How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Mix together wet ingredients

Cream together the butter and sugars in a large bowl. Then mix in eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract until smooth.

Mix dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and refrigerate the dough for 15 to 20 minutes.

Bake in oven

Remove dough from fridge and scoop onto the baking sheet using a large cookie scoop. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly crisp, yet soft in the middle. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for a couple of minutes, then move to cooling rack.

Decorate the cookies

Once the cookies have cooled completely, begin to decorate if desired. Dip the cookies halfway into the melted white chocolate and place on wax paper to dry. Then immediately sprinkle crushed peppermint on top of white chocolate.

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Baking Tips

  • Refrigerate the dough. This helps the cookies stay thick and chewy. Aim for at least 15 minutes, but 20 to 30 minutes is ideal.
  • Make them evenly sized.These are big cookies! To measure correctly, use a large cookie scoop or 2 Tablespoons.
  • Don’t over bake.The centers should still look soft when you take the cookies out of the oven. They’ll set as they cool and will be perfectly fudgy and delicious.
  • Decorate your cookies!Although this step is optional, I definitely recommend it. The white chocolate coating adds the perfect hint of sweetness, while the crushed peppermint adds extra flavor and texture.
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More Christmas cookie favorites include this candy cane cookie recipe, chocolate crinkles and Christmas sugar cookies!

More Chocolate Peppermint Recipes

  • Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Oreo Balls
  • Peppermint Graham Cracker Toffee
  • Chocolate Mint Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate peppermint cookies are a double chocolate cookie filled with fresh peppermint flavor. The perfect Christmas cookie!

Prep Time: 20 minutes mins

Cook Time: 10 minutes mins

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

Servings: 36

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) , at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I like to sub 1/4 cup special dark powder)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips , or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Optional: White chocolate melting wafers (for dipping), crushed peppermint

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

    • In a large bowl,cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract and mix untilsmooth.

    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix just until combined. Add the chocolate chips and then refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes.

    • Scoop the dough onto the pan using a large cookie scoop (or about 2 Tablespoons). Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly crisp, yet soft in the middle. Let cookies cool on pan for a few minutes, then move to cooling rack to cool completely.

    • Dip cookies halfway in melted white chocolate and place on wax paper or parchment paper if desired.Then immediately sprinkle crushed peppermint on top of white chocolate.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Dessert

    Cuisine: American

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    Categorized as: American, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, Christmas, Cookies, Desserts, Holiday Cookies, White Chocolate Cookies

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      • Gea
      • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (12)

      These cookies are absolutely delicious! Made a batch last night for my spouse’s office party and they are yummy and very easy to make. The cookies look so nice (you don’t even necessarily need to do the white chocolate/peppermint addition but I recommend that you do because it gives it that perfect holiday platter razzle dazzle 😊) and also spread beautifully even after a short chill time which makes this recipe perfect for a last minute dessert need Will be adding this to my normal holiday cookie platter rotation for sure. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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        • Jamielyn Nye

        Ah that makes me so happy! I bet they turned out beautiful! Thanks for your review :)

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      • Betsy
      • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (13)

      I made these for my work holiday party and they were such a hit!!! Great recipe thank you!

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        • Jamielyn Nye

        I’m so glad to hear they were a hit!

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      • Carol Wells
      • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (14)

      Best cookie recipe ever!! It is now a tradition for my great niece to come over every Christmas and we make these cookies!!

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        • Jamielyn Nye

        Ah, love to hear that! Thanks for sharing!

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      • Melissa G.
      • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (15)

      These were amazing and addictive cookies! Great receipe!!

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        • Jamielyn Nye

        I’m so glad you enjoyed them! :)

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        • Yuliya
        • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (16)

        Amazing delicious perfect easy to make cookie! I looked many recipes to try make this cookie for the first time. I’m so glad I found this recipe and I’m so grateful for all comments as well, because of them I decided to try this particular recipe and I’m so glad I did. I won’t even look for any other recipe again. This definitely a keeper! Very easy step by step instructions simple ingredients and perfect delicious result. Plus only 20 min in n the fridge required to keep dough which is very convenient, other recipes I red 3 hour plus required. I follow recipe only I add 1 tea spoon espresso powder and I used mini chocolate chip which was n my opinion melted more than regular size chocolate chip. From following ingredients I got 28 beautiful delicious cookies size about 3*3 inches. I used for decorating melted nestle house white chip and crushed almost to the powder peppermint hard candy plus Christmas sprinkles as well. Overall it’s PERFECT i strongly recommend to try everyone who wants perfect delicious easy to made cookies. My 3 y.o 5 y.o loves them as well. Thank you very much for sharing with us such a great recipe!!! Happy Holidays to all

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          • Jamielyn Nye

          I’m so glad to hear that Yuliya! Thanks for your review :)

        • Judy Lanza
        • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (17)

        This recipe it easy and the cookies are amzaing!!!! I will make these again I love them

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        • Becky Hardin
        • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (18)

        Definitely adding these to our must make for Christmas list!

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        • Rachael Yerkes
        • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (19)

        These are the best cookies for the holidays!

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        • Tanya Schroeder
        • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (20)

        I love everything about these cookies, I cannot wait to make them and gift them to neighbors!

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        • Molly
        • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (21)

        Love the addition of the white chocolate peppermint M&M’s! So yummy!

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        • Michelle

        These cookies look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

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        • Kristin

        These look really yummy. I pinned them to try and make them with my son for the holidays! Thank you for sharing

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          • Kimberly
          • Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe - I Heart Naptime (22)

          These are the best cookies I have ever made! And the directions are so helpful and they turned out perfectly! I will make these every year at Christmas 😁

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            • Jamielyn Nye

            Your comment made my day! I’m so glad to hear you love these cookies. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

          • Paige

          These cookies look delicious! I can’t wait to give them a try!

          Paige

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