Chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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Chewy and delicious chocolate peppermint cookies are packed with cocoa powder, chocolate chips, peppermint extract, and crushed candy cane! There’s a burst of Christmas flavor in every bite!
Double Chocolate Chewy Peppermint Cookie Recipe
Today I am sharing a delicious Christmas cookie recipe with you that I am sure you will absolutely love! These chocolate peppermint cookies are chewy and filled with decadent chocolate!
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How to make chocolate peppermint cookies:
To make chocolate peppermint cookies, start by creaming together the butter and the sugars. Once the mixture is light and fluffy, add in the eggs one by one, mixing well between each addition. Once the eggs are mixed in, you’ll add in the vanilla and peppermint extract.
After the extracts are mixed in, sift in the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until thoroughly combined, then stir in crushed candy canes and chocolate chips!
I like to use a cookie dough scoop to keep my cookies uniform size. Scoop cookie dough rounds slightly smaller than a golf ball onto a lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of coarse sea salt and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Once the cookies are finished baking, remove them from the oven and top with a dusting of crushed candy cane!
Ingredients for Chocolate Peppermint Cookies:
To make chocolate peppermint cookies you’ll need:
- granulated sugar
- brown sugar
- high quality butter
- vanilla and peppermint extract
- all-purpose flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- chocolate chips
- candy canes (crushed)
Tips for making the best chocolate peppermint cookies:
- Use high quality chocolate!
- Add peppermint extract
- Don’t forget to add a splash of pure peppermint extract to really bring out the peppermint flavor in the cookies!
- Use premium butter & flour.
- Just like the chocolate, the quality of the butter and flour will have a direct impact on the overall taste of the cookie. Try using Bob’s Red Mill all-purpose flour and fresh local butter!
- Do not over-bake!!
- These cookies are dark in color, so it is very easy to over-bake them! To keep these cookies chewy, it’s important to take them out before they are at the “golden-brown” point. Bake these cookies for 8-10 minutes, when you pull them out, they should be at the point where you’d typically think, “oh they need another minute or two.” They don’t!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room-temperature (I prefer salted)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 large eggs (room-temperature)
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup crushed candy cane, plus more for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350 F, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
- To crush the candy canes: place unwrapped candy canes in a plastic bag and use the back of a wooden spoon to crush the candy into small bits.
- In a small mixing bowl, sift together: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs into the creamed butter one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add in the vanilla and peppermint extract. Beat the mixture until light and fluffy.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter & sugar mixture, beat until thoroughly combined. Do not over-beat.
Stir in the chocolate chips and crushed candy cane.
- Use a cookie dough scoop to measure out scoops of dough slightly smaller than golf balls. Space evenly on the lined cookie sheet, and sprinkle with just a tiny pinch of Maldon sea salt. Bake each cookie for 8-10 minutes.
- Once removed from the oven, give them a final sprinkle of crushed candy cane, and enjoy!
Tip: Do not over-bake these cookies! They are best when removed from the oven when you think “these need another minute or two” – they don’t! The cookies will continue to bake slightly once removed from the oven and remain chewy for days (if they last that long!).
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