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Chocolate peppermint chip cookies to get you in the mood for the Holiday season

Chocolate peppermint chip cookies to get you in the mood for the Holiday baking season!

Chocolate peppermint chip cookies to get you in the mood for the Holiday baking season!

Chocolate peppermint chip cookies to get you in the mood for the Holiday baking season!

‘Tis the season! Our tree is up and presents are sort of getting bought and wrapped. I hate wrapping presents, though. In the future, my kids are probably going to think I’m a disappointment cause the gift wrapping on their friends’ birthday gifts will be pathetic. When I was young, I always looked up to my mom and thought, “moms know EVERYTHING and know how to do everything PERFECTLY.” Which, for me, is true cause my mom’s present wrapping was always perfect and she rarely ever used gift bags, she knew how to sew things and hem things, she knew how to do various styles of braids in my hair. And then I think about myself and I panic because I can’t do ANY of that. I don’t know how to French braid, I don’t know how to sew, I don’t know how to wrap a present’s kind of panic-inducing cause I don’t want my kids to think I’m a disappointment. I guess I have some time between now and then to learn, right?

Who loves good chocolate cookies with peppermint? Peppermint with cookies around the holidays is always the quintessential reminder that the holidays are amongst us. My favorite cookies around the holidays, especially in December are peppermint and chocolate cookies. I mean, they just TASTE like Christmas!

My coworker found these Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips at the store and immediately texted me about them. I told her to grab me two bags. I already knew what I was going to bake up with them! No doubt in my mind that a soft chocolate cookie was going to be used. These cookies went like hot cakes at work so bake up a batch yourself and spread the holiday cheer :)

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

Chocolate peppermint chip cookies to get you in the mood for the Holiday baking season!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3.4 ounce package of chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Andes peppermint crunch baking chips

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  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well until incorporated.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the peppermint chips with a spatula.
  • Drop cookies onto baking sheet with a cookie scoop (I used a medium cookie scoop) and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Serving: 4 cookies | Calories: 1787 kcal | Carbohydrates: 228 g | Protein: 21 g | Fat: 94 g | Saturated Fat: 63 g | Trans Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 272 mg | Sodium: 1457 mg | Potassium: 442 mg | Fiber: 8 g | Sugar: 140 g

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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookie recipe, cookies

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Recipe Rating

Patricia Hill

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Look & sound Yummy!!


Saturday 28th of December 2019

I made these Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies at home. My kid and his friends liked them very much!

Pat Coleman

Wednesday 6th of January 2016

I bake a lot and rarely write reviews but these cookies are absolutely delicious. The batter was thick (I added another egg) but they turned out perfect. A keeper.


Friday 12th of December 2014

These are DELICIOUS! I will say though, my arm and hand was killing me after making these!! And I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer. I kept going back to look at the recipe to see if I missed some liquid, LOL. And then when I had to add the chips, OMG! That being said, I'm done complaining. These are wonderful cookies. I can't wait until my kids get home to try them. I have 2 dough scoopers and used my larger or the two. I still ended up with a little over 3 dozen. Now I need a pretty plate like yours, LOL.


Monday 15th of December 2014

Haha, yeah, the dough is pretty thick but I'm glad you enjoyed it :) I got the plate on sale at Crate and Barrel one year!


Monday 17th of December 2012

I just made these for a Christmas cookie exchange and they are DELICIOUS!!! I am not an experienced baker and I was so surprised that they came out so well. How big is a medium cookie scoop? I used a heaping tablespoon of dough and the first ones were a little small, so I combined a few to make the next batch bigger. I think I ended up with 30 cookies. Also, I don't have a stand mixer ("with the paddle attachment") so it was a little difficult to mix with a regular hand mixer, but like I said, they still came out great! Can't wait to share them tonight!


Monday 17th of December 2012

I'm so glad they turned out for you!! A medium cookie scoop for me is 1/2 tbsp. It's by OXO. :)