Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Super simple, extra delicious, and perfectly sweet Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. An easy chocolate cookie, made with a mix of white and brown sugar, chocolate chunks, peppermint oil, then baked to perfection, and dipped in sweet white chocolate. Each delicious cookie is then finished with crushed candy canes to give it a sweet peppermint-y crunch! Think Peppermint Brownies…but with some extra special touches that make these cookies even more delicious. These sweet little treats are absolutely perfect for the holidays! So, make sure to include them on your Christmas dessert table, leave them out for Santa, or in a cookie box as a gift! They’re so easy to make, so delicious, and perfect for this holiday season.

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

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About The Recipe

There is nothing that I love more than the combination of chocolate and peppermint. Especially during the holiday’s! It’s like every bite if filled with just a little bit of Christmas cheer.

These cookies are definitely no different! Inspired by our dark chocolate peppermint brownies, these cookies will be on your must-bake list for Santa this year.

They definitely are on ours!

chocolate peppermint cookies on parchment paper

But, cookies never come out on the first try! Not even the third or fourth…

Cookies are one of the hardest recipes to develop. These chocolate cookies are at the top of the list! We tried a plain chocolate cookie, a cookie stuffed with candy, a cookie loaded with M&M’s…but nothing was really working. It just didn’t have that spark.

It wasn’t until a few days ago that I had an idea.

Since you all liked our peppermint brownies so much, why not try adding peppermint to the cookies? My brain started spinning from there! From that one thought, I came up with the best-ever chocolate peppermint cookes.

Seriously, it’s like a match made in heaven.

Pools of melted dark chocolate chunks, a peppermint-forward dark chocolate cookie, dipped in creamy sweet white chocolate, and finished with crushed candy canes… I mean, can it get more festive than this?

The best part is that these cookies make ah-mazing ice cream sandwiches! Serve with our homemade vanilla ice cream or peppermint ice cream to make this a holiday treat no one will forget!

Or, put these cookies inside your cookie box for gifting and you will have the ultimate gift that everyone will thank you for!

chocolate peppermint cookies in pie pan with fairy lights behind and candy canes

Equipment Needed

  • A Mixer
  • Small Cookie Scoop
  • Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Unsalted Butter
  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Chocolate Chunks
flour, peppermint oil, vanilla, salt, baking soda, milk, sugar, cocoa powder, butter, chocolate chunks, brown sugar, and egg in glass bowls

Instructions

In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.

dry ingredients sifted together in a glass bowl

In the mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg.

Add half of the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

Stir in the milk.

Mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.

Stir in the vanilla, peppermint oil, and chocolate chunks.

chocolate chunks added to cookie dough

Using a small cookie scoop, place twelve cookies on a lined baking sheet. Repeat as necessary on a new pan until no more dough remains. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.

Melt about 1 cup of white chocolate and dip cookies. Top with crushed peppermint.

What To Make With These Chocolate Peppermint Cookies…

The best thing with these cookies is ice cream! Vanilla ice cream, peppermint ice cream, or even chocolate ice cream! It’s all delicious. Especially made into a milkshake!

How To Store

Once the chocolate has set on the cookies, you can store them in an airtight container and keep on the counter for about a week or so. You can also freeze them for about a month!

Substitutions

  • 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!
three peppermint cookies on wire cooling rack

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!

When you make these Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

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

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Traci
Chocolate-y, peppermint-y, and SO. GOOD. These Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are the best bake for the holiday's!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Additional Time 15 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 32
Calories 221 kcal

Ingredients
 

Cookies

  • 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

Topping

  • 12 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 candy canes, crushed

Instructions

Cookies

  • 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.

Topping

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

Notes

Substitutions:
  • 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 193IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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