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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Obviously cookies are amazing year-round. But there is nothing better than having a platter of a whole variety of amazing cookies to munch on with friends and family.

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So, if you are making a cookie platter, or taking part in a cookie exchange, you’ve got to make peppermint chocolate cookies.

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The combination of chocolate and peppermint is a classic winter flavor pairing, and it reaches its peak in chewy, buttery peppermint chocolate cookies.

Think of your favorite chocolate chip cookie, but inside out with a chocolate cookie base and white chocolate chips infused with a delicate minty flavor.

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To make these peppermint chocolate cookies, I used white chocolate peppermint chunks. You can’t find them year-round, but I find they are pretty easy to find in most stores during the holidays in their seasonal baking sections.

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If you can’t find them, I would simply use mint extract (about 1 teaspoon) in your chocolate cookie base and regular white chocolate chips or chunks.

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I’ve had many people ask how I get the chips to look so nice on top of the cookies. Many people like to add more chips to the finished cookies which works well, too. But what I prefer to do is roll my cookie dough into balls, then stick the chunks around the outside of the top of the balls.

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That way they will bake and spread apart more naturally while still showing all on top of the cookies. But either way works, just find what works best for you!

You can freeze these peppermint chocolate cookies. I recommend rolling the dough into balls and freezing them, or freezing the finished cookies. They can both be frozen up to a month.

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Simply thaw the cookies on a wire rack for a few minutes, or bake the frozen cookie dough for an extra 1-3 minutes!

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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Amanda Powell
Peppermint chocolate cookies are the quintessential winter cookie. Buttery, chewy chocolate cookies studded with white chocolate peppermint chips. They’re perfect for your cookie platters or as a snow day treat!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 36 1 cookie
Calories 115 kcal


  • 10 tablespoons Unsalted Butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Chocolate Extract
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch Processed Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 1/3 cups Peppermint Baking Chunks


Calories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 59mgSugar: 6g
Keyword Baking, Chocolate, Christmas, Cookies, Desserts, Party Food, Peppermint, White Chocolate
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