Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Recipe

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If anything can get you in the Christmas spirit, these minty chocolate chip cookies can. A sprinkle of peppermint candy adds an extra-festive touch. They're excellent for dunking. —Delia True, Forest Ranch, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:45 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 45 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • Additional crushed peppermint candy, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 111 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and crushed candy.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with additional candy if desired.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until cookies spring back when lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 7-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peppermint Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p94

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Tmama71 User ID: 5989803 133956
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I used mini chips and they worked out perfectly. I really like the hint of mint with the candy cane pieces mixed in with the chocolate. I did use white flour instead of whole wheat as I didn't have any on-hand. The only thing that I found with this was I had to extend the baking time to about 13 minutes. Not sure why they needed so much time but they did. They also came off of the cookie sheet easier if I left them on to cool for about 2 minutes."

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