Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats Recipe
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Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats Recipe

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Santa is sure to stop by your house if you leave these minty chocolate cookies waiting for him. They're quick and easy for the whole family to make together. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:80 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 80 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt white baking chips; stir until smooth. Cool.
  4. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in melted chips. Frost cookies; sprinkle with peppermint candies. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats in Country Woman December/January 2008, p27

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"The flavor combination was great, but the cookies were a bit dry. Thankfully, the buttercream icing I used helped add some moisture. I may try them again next Christmas, but I will definitely decrease the flour, which should make them more moist."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"These are the Christmas cookies everyone is going to remember and request every year!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"These are my family's absolute favorite cookies! I do not frost them, I just make the cookie part and they are double chocolate peppermint cookies...YUM! I also just use the semi-sweet chips. I have made them for a cookie exchange and everyone loved them. They are the best."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"These are easy to make and really good. I think next time I may add some peppermint extract to cookie mix for an even more minty taste"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"Made these at christmas, and words cannot describe how much we loved them!!! Making them for valentines day!! Thanks, Sherri :)"

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