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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  • Author: Lily Ernst
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen


These cookies are soft and chewy, packed with chocolate and the fresh taste of peppermint, and topped with crunchy candy pieces.


  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup(200g)  granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (200g) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (75g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup crushed candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then mix in the vanilla extract and peppermint extract.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stir until just combined, and fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop the cookie dough 2″ apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are set. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power, 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until completely smooth.
  8. Top each cookie with a drizzle of white chocolate and a generous sprinkle of crushed candy canes.


Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

To freeze – Place the cookies in a freezer-friendly container with sheets of wax paper in between each layer and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight on the counter.

  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chocolate peppermint cookies