Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Guaranteed to bring holiday cheer to your taste buds, Chocolate Cookies with peppermint topping are a festive addition to your Christmas Cookie trays!


For the cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp espresso powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt

For the topping

  • 1 ½ cup Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy canes


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one a time, mixing well after each adding. Add in vanilla extract and espresso powder.
  2. In a spearate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add in to the butter mixture, do not over beat.
  3. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop, scoop dough and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Lightly press the cookie dough if it is still domed on top.
  6. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Melt white chocolate according to package directions. Dip half of the cookie in the melted white chocolate, then in the peppermint candy. Place on parchment paper to set, about 15 minutes.
  8. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


  • Store chocolate sugar cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.
  • You can freeze chocolate cookies, without the garnish of peppermint and white chocolate. Store in airtight freezer container for up to 30 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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