Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies Recipe

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Deep rich chocolate cookies are studded with peppermint chip in my Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies Recipe. They are perfect for the holidays and cookie swaps!

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookie Recipe

Have you ever noticed there are not many cookie recipes on Call Me PMc?

I’m super picky about cookies and I have only been completely over-the-moon with one cookie recipe. It’s my super secret Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. It’s my fallback, get rich cookie recipe, so I haven’t been compelled to share it yet.

I’m saving it for a ‘rainy day’ or when we need to make the mortgage payment or pay for college. (Of course, I’m being sarcastic, but it is good great!)

But, guess what?!

I love this Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookie Recipe just as much.

And, I’m not keeping it a secret.

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookie Recipe

What makes a good cookie?

  1. I like oversized cookies because then you can say, “I just had one cookie”. Really, you don’t have to reveal it was the size of a plate!
  2. They have to be soft in the center.
  3. And crispy on the edges.
  4. And preferably warm.

So without further adieu, I give you my Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookie Recipe

Using a large scoop, I had 26 cookies. If you make them small (regular size), you’ll have about 4 dozen. Use 2 cookie sheets. Allow the cookie sheet to cool off before placing the second batch of dough on them. Never place cookie dough on a hot sheet.

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Soft, chewy, chocolatey cookies studded with white peppermint chips.

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookie Recipe

These deeply rich, chewy chocolate peppermint chip cookies are perfect for the holidays and Christmas cookie swaps!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies


  • 1 and ¼ cup butter softened
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temp
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Andes peppermint crunch chips


  • In a large mixing bowl, use an electric hand mixer to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla extract, then beat again to combine.
  • In another bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Gradually incorporate this into the butter mixture.
  • Use a wooden spoon or mixing spatula to stir in peppermint chips. The mixture will be THICK.
  • Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, set the oven to 350°F to let it preheat while the cookie dough chills.
  • Using a medium-sized cookie scoop or regular-sized ice cream scoop, drop dough onto a cold greased cookie sheet, leaving at least an inch of space between the scoops. I used a regular-sized ice cream scoop for extra-large cookies.
  • Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake the cookies for 17 minutes, or until the edges are crispy and the centers are still a little bit gooey.
  • Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Then, use a thin spatula to transfer them to a cooling rack to cool them completely.




Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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  2. I like your way of thinking, Paula 🙂 Make big cookies – tell people you only had one!! Haha. These sound delish – I love peppermint and chocolate this time of year! I can’t wait til you reveal your super secret recipe – it has to be great 🙂 Pinned and I will be sharing on FB – Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays 🙂

    1. I don’t know what’s gotten in to me, I used to hate to make cookies, now it’s all I’ve been wanting to make!!

  3. Paula, these look incredible! It is hard to beat chocolate and peppermint together and I SO love a good chocolate chip recipe…..I’m going to have to stalk your site till you reveal your secret recipe! 😉

    1. Thank you, Marcie. I was really pleased with them. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but they put me in the cookie making mood!

  4. Hi Paula, I was surprised to see a cookie recipe and these are a great choice…perfect for the holiday season too. When the time comes, your boys will love these in their college goodie packages! Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Pinning these!

    1. I choke up every time I think about them going to college :/ — I think I only have 2 other ones. I did love making these cookies though.

    1. Thank you!! And it all happened because I had that bag of peppermint chips leftover from another recipe!!

  5. Those are exactly how I like my cookies, too…I’m super picky! Love how chocolatey these are and minty. (Also, love the size you made these cookies…and the pics are awesome, as always!) Pinned! (=

  6. These cookies look incredible and so indulgent! I’m with you and think oversized warm and soft cookies are the best, and chocolate and peppermint are incredible together. I can see why these are one of your favorite cookies, I wish I had a few of these for breakfast now 🙂 Pinning and thanks so much for sharing this great recipe :)Hope you have a great week!

  7. Paula, these cookies look SO fantastic and just like the perfect cookies you describe! I love these two flavors together for the holidays and I really love how easy this recipe sounds! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe – pinning and sharing! Hope you have a great Monday and it’s not too cold in your neck of the woods. It’s absolutely freezing here! 🙂

    1. Thanks Cindy, It’s colder than I prefer, but I’ll make it. It was 33 this morning when I ran.

      Thanks for sharing, I’m addicted to these cookies, making another batch today with the boys.

      I apologize about my site yesterday. It didn’t even occur to me to not ‘work’ on it when MM had just started! #duh

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