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Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Delicious peppermint cookies with a double chocolate base are perfect for Christmas Cookie exchanges, neighbor gifts, or just your favorite holiday memories baking at home with the family.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cane, chocolate, cookie, Cookies
Servings 36 cookies
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.


  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour (spoon and level)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (spoon and level)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces vanilla candy coating (or sub white chocolate chips)
  • teaspoons pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes (approx. 20 minis)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter in a mixer and whip until fluffy- approximately 2 minutes. Add sugars and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla.

  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients, a little at a time, being careful not to overmix. Mix in chocolate chips

  5. Wrap dough in parchment paper, press into a disk shape and pop in the fridge for an hour or so.

  6. Scoop with a heaping, rounded tablespoon scoop onto parchment lined baking sheet.

  7. Bake for exactly 8 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies just barely no longer appear wet. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 5 more minutes before transferring to a baking rack to cool completely.

  8. Melt candy coating or white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1-2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds or so. Add peppermint extract. Dip one side of each cookie in white chocolate and lay onto a sheet of parchment. Immediately sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Recipe Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days, but these cookies are best if you eat them within 3 days of baking.