[chocolate peppermint cookies}

I LOVE peppermint and chocolate together, and these cookies are the perfect combination of the two.  They are the epitome of Christmas, and I guarantee, you will want to eat the whole batch!  They are super easy to make--I use my favorite basic chocolate cookie dough, then mix in Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips.  DELICIOUS!!!! (I found the baking chips at Walmart, but I've also seen them at other grocery stores and Target.)

These are perfect for any holiday party or gathering, or just for your little family at home.  They will be gobbled up, no matter where they are!

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[chocolate peppermint cookies}
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Recipe type: cookies
  • 1¾ c. flour
  • 1¼ c. cocoa powder
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 package Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the salt and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda, then gradually add to the creamed mixture. Fold in peppermint baking chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes until fluffy, but still soft. Allow cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Simply Kierste
Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and most of her posts revolve around making her home a beautiful, organized, and fun place to be. When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.
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  1. Even at 6:40 in the morning, these look delicious!!

  2. These look so good! I may try this for our annual cookie exchange next weekend. Can you tell me about how many cookies this recipe makes? Also where did you find the Andes peppermint baking chips? Please tell me Wal-Mart or big grocery store.

    • simply {kierste} says:

      It depends on how big you make them. I made mine on the smaller side (they tend to spread just a little), and it made about 36 cookies. I did get them at Walmart, and I’ve seen them at our other grocery stores as well!! You will LOVE them! XO

  3. So good to know about the Andes peppermints- I have always just broken up candy canes. This is much easier!!!!! Btw, I love how easy your site is to print from. Nice job Kierste!

  4. Yum! What are the peppermint baking chips, and is there an alternative? As far as I know these are not available in Australia. Could you use a crushed candy cane or similar? As you can tell I have no idea what Andes chips are.

  5. Oh My, yes, these look awesome! And I bet taste great too!

  6. Ashley W. says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I just took some out of the oven and they are fantastic! I didn’t have the Andes chips and didn’t feel like going to the store, so I just chopped up candy cane kisses and they turned out great. I’ll definitely be making these again!!!

  7. YUM! Just made them today and am in serious trouble! Hehehehehe! They are so delicious!

  8. Thanks for the recipe!! I love to bake and these cookies were amazing!!

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