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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies - A rich, dark chocolate cookie with just the right amount of peppermint flavor drizzled with white chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint candy canes.
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, peppermint
Servings: 36
Calories: 153kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 100% cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars on until light and fluffy (about 2-3mins). Reduce speed and add the eggs and peppermint extract. Mix until well combined.
  • Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Chill dough for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons), portion dough into balls and place on the baking sheet, about 2" apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the middle is set.
  • Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Melt the chocolate chips according to the package instructions with 1 teaspoon canola oil. Place the melted white chocolate in a ziptop bag, snip a tiny hole in one corner and drizzle over the top of the cookies. Immediately sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the white chocolate
  • Allow to set.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg