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Cinnamon Chocolate Minties Recipe

Cinnamon Chocolate Minties Recipe

“These cookies are also great with white chocolate instead of semi-sweet. For a simple topping, you can also use powdered sugar with peppermint candies.” —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed soft peppermint candies
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely crushed soft peppermint candies


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in candies and dark chocolate chips.
  • 2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small bowl, melt semisweet chips with oil; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with candies. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Bob’s Sweet Stripes peppermint candies.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 73 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 239471
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"I used a cookie scoop for the first batch and had trouble getting them off the pan. the ones that I rolled came off easier."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 108569
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"Delicious! I found crushed peppermint candies in a jar at Marshalls at Christmas time last year. I used a small cookie scoop, but only got 2 dozen cookies. Do not over cook these cookies. I pulled them out of the oven when they looked hardly done and they were perfect after sitting a few minutes on the parchment paper."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 121482
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"IHave seen and saved this recipe. Not sure wat is meant about **soft peppermint candies** though. Would that be same as York's Peppermint Patties? Thank you so much for clarifying this. K."

Rmhdesigns User ID: 6009358 130961
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"I followed the recipe, but used chocolate mint candy canes. My dough was very stiff, so I added a little peppermint Torani syrup (loosens up the dough & thought it would add more mint flavor). My cookies turned out more brownie like. Tasted good but very subtle cinnamon flavor & not what I expected. Didn't use the chocolate drizzle, the cookies were plenty sweet & chocolately. Will make again but will find the soft mint candies."

jcmoreau1 User ID: 4542950 114608
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These cookies are awesome--I love the flavor combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and mint! I guess I made the cookies bigger than suggested because I only yielded about 2 dozen, but I think that made them chewier. Since I had fewer cookies, I had more chocolate sauce so I spread it like frosting on each. As for the soft peppermint candies, I found the Bob's brand at Target. The texture of the candy is like a hard dinner mint, which adds more of a subtle mint taste/texture than a candy cane would. I'm definitely adding these to my Christmas cookie list."

lorraineflk User ID: 2638302 130960
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011


JCTerry User ID: 6213229 130959
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"Delicious flavor combination!! I did have to cook them longer than the recipe suggests. I used the crushed candy canes, not sure what the recipe meant by soft peppermint candies. I would think something soft would melt into the batter?? The candy cans worked well, but because I did cook them a little longer they did start to melt also, but I liked the chewy effect it gave to the cookie. LOVED the cinnamon flavor with the chocolate."

Bakeradrift User ID: 6321764 180416
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"To Suki: Try using parchment paper to line your cookie sheets instead of pan spray. Sometimes cookies spread out if there is a considerate amount of oils in the recipe such as butter, margarine or veg. oil so spraying the pan only adds more which causes cookies to spread. Adding more soda just may change texture and taste. Give it a whirl!"

janetcohen User ID: 3467823 121480
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"I think what they mean by soft peppermint candies are sold at WalMart or Walgreens...the ones I have are called Bob's Sweet Stripes, and they come in a plastic container and are individually wrapped."

kerrylehman User ID: 1313933 180415
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"I have a question--what are "soft peppermint candies?!" the candies in the picture look like crushed candy canes or the simply peppermint candies that are individually-wrapped round discs, but the recipe calls for "soft peppermint candies," and I don't know what those are. Can anyone help? Thanks!"

tricia921 User ID: 5348595 212057
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"What are the soft peppermint candies - where can you buy them?"

darowan07 User ID: 3714352 175786
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"fantabulous! I have now made these twice and both times were a huge success. They also make great cookie in a jar gifts with the chocolate and peppermint candies making colorful layers. FYI - I found I did not need hardly as much chocolate for drizzle and I added another 1/3 C peppermint candies to the cookies."

suki2010 User ID: 5518544 175895
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"These were delicious, but mine came out much thinner than the ones in the picture. I'll try more baking soda next time."

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