Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

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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 :)

    5 from 2 votes

    Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

    Chocolate peppermint chip cookies to get you in the mood for the Holiday baking season!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 10 mins
    Total Time: 25 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3 dozen
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1: 3.4 oz package of chocolate fudge pudding mix
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup Andes peppermint crunch baking chips


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 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.

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  • DessertForTwo says:

    Yum! I love cookies made with pudding mix :) And what a cute plate!

  • Mai Nguyen says:

    YUM-O! I can just smell them in my oven right now….I shall be baking some soon!

  • Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray says:

    Hooray for pudding mix cookies! Awesome photos. :)

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    I adore pudding cookies and those peppermint pieces a little too much! You are going to laugh when you see my cookie swap recipe next week…almost the exact same as yours:-)

  • [email protected] Food Ramblings says:

    I’m making cookies very similar to this over the weekend :)

  • Ashley says:

    These cookies look awesome! I love wrapping presents – probably because my mom always hated it… when we were little she used to put all our presents in giant bags (i.e. as many as possible in one bag) and my sister and I would get so mad! : ) lol.

  • Jenn says:

    You must have read my mind! I JUST picked these chips up at the store the other day and have been brainstorming about a cookie to put them in…Can’t wait to try this!

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    These look great, but it’s the plate that’s really got my attention. Too cute!!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    I heart these! Extra peppermint for me :) and I spy a Crate & Bsrrel plate! (Haha I worked there last Christmas season and stocked up!)

    • Julie says:

      Haha, yes you are correct! I bought it during their after Christmas sale so it was a great price!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says:

    I LOVE these cookies!!! We’re going to bake Friday. . and these just might be it! :)

  • Dawn says:

    These look wonderful! I love chocolate and mint together! I can’t wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says:

    I have these Andes in my pantry right now. Lucky me!

  • Kristen M. says:

    Wrapping gifts is so not my thing. If I had my wish I would put all of the gifts under our tree in bags even though I hoard pretty paper and ribbons with the intentions to wrap. Luckily for me my husband is a perfectionist when it comes to wrapping gifts so that is always bestowed onto him. These cookies look scrumptious!

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    I love the peppermint baking chips! Love that it is cookie season because I have so many recipes to make and this one is great!

  • Jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    Your kids will think you are the most amazing, beautiful, fairy-princess of the universe, “I can’t believe my mom can bake ANYTHING in the whole world and she puts candy in cookies!” For real. Who cares about braids when there are so many amazing cookies to bake? Plus, you could have boys :)

  • Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie says:

    I LOVED those Andes peppermint crunch baking chips! They tasted a lot more delicious than I expected!

    Good idea to use a pudding mix cookie with these! Mmmm!

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

    I don’t know how to french braid either! If I have a little girl one day I’m just gonna have to learn!!! Lol. LOVE these cookies, Julie!!! Save some for me, please ;)

  • Lynna says:

    I saw those Andes peppermint baking chips and wanted to buy a bag (or two!) so badly…but my boyfriend pushed me along. LOL

    I WISH I DID BUY IT NOW! These cookies look wonderful.

  • I love the chocolate and peppermint combination!

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    I love chocolate peppermint cookies..I made some a couple weeks ago! Just like yours, they were gone so fast, I only got one! hah Love the tray by the way!

  • carrian says:

    Love these! I made a normal cookie version last year, but I bet that the pudding in the mix ones are 1,000 times better.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Chocolate and peppermint is my favorite combination! Love these cookies!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I love those Andes bits so much! Yum!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    I can’t sew either, and my 7 year old knows it! He likes to point out the Grandma can sew him his Halloween costume, but Mom can’t…so you are not alone!
    Love these cookies, my son does call me the best cookie baker, so I guess we all have our places :)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    This makes me want to sing FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LAAAA!!!!! I made a cookie like this last week and i inhaled all of them. so yay!

  • Nicolle Martin says:

    Came across these on Pinterest as I was searching for a way to use a full bag of Andes Baking chips. Would those work ok in place of the Andes peppermint chips?

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    GAH! I don’t know how to French braid either. I grew up with all brothers and was never taught the ways of hair braiding. Good thing we have these cookies to keep us distracted!

  • Baking Serendipity says:

    I cannot get enough chocolate and peppermint in December. Also…braids and ironing and sewing are total disasters in my world. At least I can bake? :)

  • Megan @ Country Cleaver says:

    I H8 giftwrapping – EVERYTHING goes into a gift bag with tissue paper on top. And I would need a whole batch of cookies to get me through wrapping a ton of gifts. These cookies in particular.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    I am all about this recipe, Julie! I made some intense choc cookies earlier in the week but no peppermint was involved. I love that you rocked the Andes chips!

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

    These look like some soft and chewy lovleyness!! My two fav flavors too..your killing me :)

  • Kathryn says:

    These are so festive especially with that fab plate!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    First of all – these cookies… why weren’t there any when I was over?! lol Okay cuz it was made like a month ago right? ;) But anyway…. I can’t French braid. But you know what… you can absolutely and totally just use bags for everything. The more tissue paper the better! Fluffy = awesome. ;)

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    I am obsessing over your JOY plate. Ob. Sessed!! I loooooooooooooove it!! The cookies are pretty awesome too ;)

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    Haha you are funny! You will be a great mom, whether you can wrap or french braid or not. I mean, you bake and cook amazingly! Your kids will automatically LOVE you for that!!! ;) Your kids are going to love these cookies, bc they look fantabulous!!!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    Julie, I LOVE these cookies. First, the amazing chocolate base, and all that peppermint! I bought a package of those peppermint andes chips and cannot wait to use them!! The photos – so crisp and clear. PS: I hate wrapping presents too! I have no patience. and I suck at it.

  • Anne @ Have a Cookie! says:

    These look so yummy – question: do you use instant pudding or the regular kind? Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      Instant. Don’t use the cook & serve one.

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs says:

    What should I ask for more. You have the answer for what I need! Looks so wonderful! I’m with you – seems like my mom does things way better than I do, I’m sure but we do other things better than her, too.

  • Tracey says:

    Chocolate + peppermint = the best holiday flavor combo ever in my opinion! I just picked up a bag of peppermint baking pieces from Trader Joe’s and I bet they’d be fantastic in this recipe!

  • Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} says:

    Uh yeah, these look amazing. I would have to be tied up to stop eating them… or something along those lines!

  • Jordan Lynn (Ciao Cow) says:

    These cookies look so delicious! I may have to serve them at my annual holiday party. Thanks for sharing!

  • Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine says:

    These look so great! I am going to add these to my holiday baking list!!! :)

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    These are perfect for the holidays! They look so good!

  • Sarah C. says:

    I need to make these cookies but do not have a pudding mix — Is there a good substitute that you know of? Also, I am wanting to stuff (or sandwich) them with a whole Andes mint instead of using chips.. do you think that would work with this dough?

    • Julie says:

      No, sorry, I do not since this is a pudding based recipe. You could maybe add in 2 tbsp. of cornstarch to get the right consistency but I’ve never tried that so I can’t tell you the results. You can stuff whole Andes mints if you want.

  • Cassie says:

    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!

    • Julie says:

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

  • Cammi says:

    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.

    • Julie says:

      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!

  • Pat Coleman says:

    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.

  • Hrelate says:

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

  • Patricia Hill says:

    Look & sound Yummy!!

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