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three chocolate peppermint cookies on wire cooling rack with glass of milk behind, chocolate curls, and crushed peppmint

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Author: Traci
Chocolate-y, peppermint-y, and SO. GOOD. These Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are the best bake for the holiday's!



  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ¼ cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks


  • 12 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 candy canes, crushed



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Stir in half of flour mixture.
  • Mix in milk.
  • Add remaining flour mixture.
  • Stir in vanilla, peppermint oil, and chocolate chunks.
  • Drop by scoopfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.


  • Melt white chocolate.
  • Dip 1/3 of cooled cookie into chocolate.
  • Place on parchment paper and sprinkle with peppermint.
  • Allow to dry before serving,


  • If you aren't a fan of white chocolate, feel free to use milk or dark chocolate to dip the cookies in!
  • Peppermint schnapps can be used in place of peppermint oil.
  • Chocolate chips are equally great as a chopped up chocolate bar!
Expert Tips:
  • The peppermint is very strong in these cookies. You can adjust the amount to your preference!
  • Make sure to get the butter out a few hours before baking.
  • Check the expiration date on your baking soda.
  • Don't over mix the cookies!
  • If you don't have a cookie scoop, you can use a normal spoon. It'll just be harder to get all the cookies the same size!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg