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Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are not your average Christmas cookie. Dipped in white chocolate with peppermint extract and adorned with crushed candy canes and candy cane sprinkles, these cookies are perfect for Christmas.

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Peppermint Cookies Ingredients

To make this sweet Christmas cookie recipe, you will need the following ingredients (go to the full recipe below for detailed amounts and instructions):

How to Make Chewy Chocolate Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix wet ingredients and sugar. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar. [Note: I love this set of mixing bowls with grips.] Add in the egg and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Mix dry ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Add it into the sugar mixture and mix until combined well.
  4. Bake Cookies. Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets and bake for about 8-10 minutes. Cool the cookies completely.
  5. Dip the cookies. Melt the white chocolate per package directions and add peppermint extract to taste. Mix well. Dip each cookie into the chocolate until coated halfway.
  6. Add sprinkles. Put 2 candy cane sprinkles on the white chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy canes around on the chocolate. Let harden.

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Enjoy! I bet you can’t eat just one peppermint cookie. Check out more Christmas goodies here.

How to Crush Candy Canes

Crushing candy canes is easy! First unwrap your candy canes. Place them in a plastic bag. Next crush them with a heavy object. I like to use a meat tenderizer, metal ladle, or rolling pin. You can crush to the consistency you want.

Tips for Peppermint Cookies

  • When dipping the cookies in the white chocolate, let the excess drip off.
  • Place the cookies on parchment paper to decorate and let harden. If you place them on a cooling rack, the chocolate will harden around the rack and may tear the cookies when you remove them.
  • I dip and then decorate each cookie one at a time, so that the chocolate does not harden before I can finish decorating.
  • You can use a kitchen precision tweezers to place the candy canes if you have issues with mobility in your hands.

Peppermint Cookies

What To Do With Leftover Chocolate

You will most likely have leftover melted white chocolate and candy canes. I like to dump the rest of the crushed candy canes into the peppermint white chocolate mixture, stir to combine, and spread it out on wax paper. Put in the fridge to harden, and you have peppermint bark!

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Yield: 20 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Dipped in white chocolate with peppermint extract and adorned with crushed candy canes and candy cane sprinkles, these Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are perfect for Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package Wilton white chocolate melts
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 candy canes, crushed
  • candy cane sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat well.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Add it into the sugar mixture and mix until combined well.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Cool the cookies completely.
  7. Melt the white chocolate per package directions and add the peppermint extract. Mix well.
  8. Dip each cookie into the chocolate until coated halfway.
  9. Put 2 candy cane sprinkles on the white chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy canes around on the chocolate. Let harden.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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Holly Thomas

Thursday 14th of December 2017

I am adding these to my cookie exchange!

Mary Gardner

Thursday 14th of December 2017

These sound delicious and they look so festive. I have been looking for a great chocolate cookie for the Holidays so I am excited to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

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