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Chocolate Peppermint Snaps

This is one of my family's favorite cookies. My brother baked them for a Boy Scout fundraiser, and they were a top seller! They look like gingersnaps, but they're flavored with peppermint candies and are quite crispy. It's no wonder they're always such a hit.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candies


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir until smooth; cool. In another bowl, beat egg, 2/3 cup sugar, oil, corn syrup and extracts until combined. Beat in melted chocolate. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into peppermint mixture. Fold in candies and remaining chocolate chips.
  • Place remaining sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until tops are cracked and cookies are set, 12-15 minutes. Cool on pans 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 79 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Kristi
    Dec 10, 2019

    I actually wanted to ask a question about this recipe. It looks delish and I would love to make it, but how would I make it a soft cookie instead of a crispy cookie? Any recommendations?

  • Coley
    Dec 19, 2018

    Absolutely loved working with this dough, so easy to roll and form. I did make some of the cookies a little smaller to give my daughter for her friends. I'm really the only fan of crispy snaps in the house but the others actually really liked these. And I LOVED them. The flavors were perfect, perfect amount of sweetness and everything. I added a tiny bit more candies and chocolate chips just because! And I had to lower cook time because my oven is old and cooks fast. I would say they are a great holiday cookie but I can see making these all year long. Great recipe.