Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect for Christmas cookie season!

Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and with that comes cookies. Lots and lots of cookies. That’s why this month, I am sharing with you one of my favorite Christmas dessert recipes – double peppermint chocolate chip cookies.

Over on my blog, Honey and Birch, I have begun sharing lots of holiday recipes and I saved this Christmas cookie recipe just for the Craftaholics Anonymous website.

Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect for Christmas cookie season!

These easy cookies have twice the peppermint and twice the chocolate flavor for a double dose of Christmas goodness. The peppermint flavors come from peppermint extract and crushed up candy canes and the chocolate flavors come from cocoa powder and chocolate chips. I began stocking up on all four ingredients last Christmas so that I can make these cookies on a whim.

Mix up a couple dozen for your next cookie swap or just because – we store some in a cookie tin next to the tea pot because you never know when you will want one. Or three.

Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect for Christmas cookie season!

Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Baking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup dutch cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • crushed candy canes for sprinkling

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt with a whisk. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar and melted butter on high. When that is well-mixed, reduce the speed to low and add the egg, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. When this is well combined, slowly add the set-aside flour mixture until just combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips using a spatula.

Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out the dough. Place the cookie dough one inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the cookie edges look browner than the dough. Remove from the oven. Immediately press the top of each cookie with a spoon or the flat side of a knife to flatten the cookie, just a little, and sprinkle the top of each cookie with a little bit of crushed candy cane. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then let them finish cooling on a baking rack.

Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect for Christmas cookie season!

Looking for more cookie recipes? Try my sea salt double chocolate cookies or my butterscotch spice cookies.

Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect for Christmas cookie season!

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  1. 1

    These cookies look amazing!

    Paige