chocolate peppermint candy cookies

These rich, chewy, peppermint-y cookies are high on my list of favorite cookies ever.

I have to hide them from myself, out in the garage freezer, otherwise I will eat the entire batch in one day.  They are addicting.

These Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits are usually only available around the holidays…  but I love them so much that I stock up so I have them all year.
If you can’t find them, you can substitute crushed peppermint candies and white chocolate!
dark chocolate peppermint candy cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably dutch-processed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips


Preheat the oven to 350º F. Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the egg and the peppermint extract and mix well.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Add to the butter mixture slowly and stop once all of it is incorporated (do not over-mix!). Stir in the candy pieces.

Using a small scoop, drop the cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes (cookies should still look a little shiny, or 'damp').

Let cool on the pan for a few minutes, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Store in Tupperware in the freezer for best results!
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  • AnticiPlate

    Gorgeous picture! Those look outstanding. Are you going to make them for Mother’s Day? Will you send some home with Erik:)

  • andrew, annalise & navy

    I did make them for Mother’s Day and I will definitely send some home with Erik for ya! we’ll miss you! :o)

  • Louie In Seattle

    Those were the best cookies I have ever eaten in my life! My new all-time favorite. Thanks for the treats and the wonderful dinner & game day!

    — Dad

  • Colleen

    They were delicious. You outdid yourself as usual. Thanks for a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • Holly

    I googled chocolate peppermint cookies last year for the cookie exchange I was hosting…Made them and absolutely LOVED these cookies! Spent 1/2 hour tonight looking for the recipe to make them again…can I tell you how relieved I am to find this recipe?
    I wasn't able to find it thru google. I actually had fortunately printed out a copy and had it shoved into one of my cookbooks.
    So….thanks! Cookies are fabulous!

  • annalise + andrew

    glad you all liked 'em! I think I'm gonna go make a batch myself! (And hide them away so I can keep them all to myself! – Wait, did I just say that outloud??) :o)

  • melissa

    i'm SOO making these! i even have some of those andes pieces on my baking shelf, but didn't know what to make with them!!