chocolate-peppermint cookies

December 3, 2012

in Cookies

Fellow peppermint lovers, these chocolate-peppermint cookies are an absolute delight! I paired the chewy chocolate cookies with a refreshing peppermint glaze, then added a crunchy peppermint candy cane topping for holiday cookie perfection. Add these to your December baking list and have a cold glass of milk ready – you’ll want it with these cookies!

I’m sharing this recipe as part of December’s Chocolate Party; scroll down below the recipe to see more decadent chocolate and peppermint treats.

Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 large egg
1 (3.5 oz) Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate Mint Bar, chopped

3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 Tbsp low-fat milk
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
3 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugars, and peppermint extract in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate.

Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, butter, and peppermint extract in a small bowl. Place wire rack with cookies over a piece of wax paper; drizzle cookies with glaze and sprinkle with crushed candy canes; let set before serving. Store in a single layer in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Yield – 34 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
Calories – 90
Carbs – 12

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1 The Café Sucré Farine December 3, 2012

Beautiful and delicious looking Laura! I love seeing all the amazing things that can be done with chocolate and peppermint!


2 Laura @ Family Spice December 3, 2012

My house isn’t decorated for Christmas yet, but man, these cookies sure scream it! Chocolate and peppermint – a wonderful combination!


3 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts December 3, 2012

Great cookies Laura! Love the candy canes on top, and the glaze sounds just perfect!


4 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel December 3, 2012

Oh em gee, Laura–these cookies look phenom! Choc + peppermint is my fave :) I can’t get enough during the holiday season (or let’s be honest, any time of year).


5 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 3, 2012

I adore the color and flavor combo here. So Festive!!


6 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) December 3, 2012

Those are so festive!


7 Melissa @ Bless This Mess December 3, 2012

Love this! The pictures are gorgeous too… you always deliver :)


8 Valerie December 3, 2012

So festive, Laura! I love that pop of red and white against the dark chocolate brown!


9 Julie @ Table for Two December 3, 2012

these cookies are gorgeous and so right in season!! i love peppermint and chocolate together, especially around the holidays :)


10 claire @ the realistic nutritionist December 3, 2012

These are SO S OSO SO SO PRETTY!! I want to eat all of them.


11 Liz December 3, 2012

Oh, these are gorgeous!!! Perfect for Christmas and so, so yummy!!!!


12 Karen (Back Road Journal) December 3, 2012

Not only do your cookies sound great but I love the look of them.


13 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 3, 2012

Chocolate party? And I wasn’t invited! And I love chocolate :)

And your cookies are perfect. Choc + peppermint is always a win!


14 carrian December 3, 2012

So festive and lovely!!!


15 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers December 3, 2012

Wow Laura! I think the only place where I can get peppermint here is Piazza Navona. They’re never around when you need them! Love your cookie combination, as always!


16 Ashley@BakerbyNature December 3, 2012

These are seriously gorgeous! And I want to eat an entire plate of them, like right now.


17 Suzanne Perazzini December 3, 2012

Oh, I must get on with my entry – thinking cap on. These cookies look festive and I am sure that peppermint gives them the necessary zing .


18 Lora @cakeduchess December 3, 2012

I’m in the spirit of Christmas cookie baking after seeing your last posts. Really love these pretty cookies, Laura:)So nice for Chocolate Party:)


19 Deb December 3, 2012

I haven’t started my holiday baking but your irresistible Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are motivating me to begin! A superlative treat with delectable chocolate and radiant peppermint just scream the holidays!


20 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings December 3, 2012

Oy vey! I think it was totally foolish of me to think that I can lose some weight over the holidays! With all the delicious goodies going around – I want to eat them all. I know I won’t be able to resist! Especially chocolate-peppermint!


21 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 4, 2012

These are so cute! Love the candy cane decorations too and I bet Santa loves these ;)


22 Stephanie - The Dessert Spoon December 4, 2012

These cookies are so sweet! Great flavour combination and I love how they are both chewy and crunchy.


23 Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} December 4, 2012

I am a peppermint nut!! I just ate a candy cane from last year!! lol.

Green and Black’s Dark Chocolate is my fave! These cookies would be a guaranteed LOVE for me!! :)


24 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet December 4, 2012

Chocolate and peppermint is such a wonderful combination! Love these cookies, Laura!


25 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 4, 2012

Yay another peppermint recipe! These cookies look amazing, especially with that glaze and crushed peppermint!


26 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 4, 2012

Just added these to my holiday baking list! So pretty!


27 Susan December 4, 2012

Cookie perfection, indeed! They look like they came from a fancy bakery, too!


28 Patty December 4, 2012

Thanks Laura for bringing this batch of lovely cookies to the Chocolate Party, wouldn’t it be fun to exchange cookies in person this month? Your photos are so cheerful and bright – reminding me so much of Christmas;-)


29 Stephanie @ 52 Kitchen Adventures December 4, 2012

Yay, peppermint chocolate is my favorite! I will have to add these cookies to my holiday baking list. They look delicious!


30 Charles December 4, 2012

Hi Laura – great pairing… I love chocolate and peppermint together… such an awesome, seasonal combo. The stronger the peppermint the better in my opinion too. I like it when you end up almost gasping for breath because the mint is so strong, haha :D


31 kristy @ the wicked noodle December 4, 2012

What a great alternative to peppermint bark! I LOVE peppermint bark but it gets tiring sometimes when there’s so much of it during the holidays. This way you get the best of both worlds!


32 Nami | Just One Cookbook December 4, 2012

You did it again, Laura. You make perfect looking desserts, and oh my these cookies look so cute!!! I haven’t even baked any holiday cookies. Sigh. I rather want to ask you to bake my cookies, especially yours look picture perfect!!


33 Suzanne December 4, 2012

Perfectly minty cookie for the season, love how pretty yours turned out too!


34 Rosa December 4, 2012

So prrtty and tempting! A great Xmas treat.




35 Jennifer @ Delicieux December 5, 2012

Those cookies are calling my name! Chocolate and peppermint are such a fantastic combination. So festive too.


36 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen December 5, 2012

These are the cutest cookies Laura! A perfect gift and snack!


37 katie December 5, 2012

oh these cookies look fabulous!


38 Kankana December 5, 2012

You are tempting me to bake some cookies soon!


39 Simone December 5, 2012

Such a classic combination and these look particularly good!


40 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 5, 2012

What a simply PERFECT cookie for the holiday season! I have several cookie swaps and cookie baking days planned in the next several weeks – these just might have to be part of the festivities!


41 Baker Street December 6, 2012

Gorgeous cookies, Laura! I love the crushed candy cane and little drizzle! Perfect for the party :)


42 Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks December 6, 2012

What cute and delicious looking cookies, Laura!


43 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles December 6, 2012

My daughters would go absolutely crazy for these!!


44 Courtney @ Bake. Eat. Repeat. December 6, 2012

These are just lovely! This whole chocolate and mint combo is making my week!


45 Gina December 6, 2012

I love the design you put on these. I can’t get enough cookie recipes like this before the holiday. One needs options you know, lol. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


46 Anne@FromMySweetHeart December 8, 2012

Pretty cookies Laura! These are so perfect for the chocolate party and the holidays! : )


47 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen December 9, 2012

These are so festive!


48 Magic of Spice December 12, 2012

A favorite combination of mine…these are gorgeous!


49 kelly @ kellybakes December 14, 2012

I love the drizzle on these cookies. They’re so pretty!



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