chocolate-peppermint 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

  1. 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:)

  2. 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!

  3. 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;-)

  4. 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 😀

  5. 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!!

  6. 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.

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