Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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Last Updated on June 5, 2020 by Lisa Johnson
We had our first major snow storm of the year, and there is more on the way! If this keeps up, we might just have a white Christmas this year. There is a 50/50 chance of having snow on the ground for Christmas in Eastern Iowa and I prefer the snow. Without the snow, everything just looks dead. The grass is brown, the trees are bare…..it just doesn’t seem right. If it is going to be bitter cold, we should at least have some snow to enjoy right? You know what is perfect on a cold winter day? Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies…..
You already know how much I love my Peppermint Mochas, so it just stands to reason that I would enjoy chocolate peppermint cookies as well. I came across some Nestle Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels while I was at the grocery store and I knew that I had to make cookies!!
Ingredients needed to make these cookies
- Granulated Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- All-purpose Flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking Soda
- Nestle Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels – or whatever version they are selling this year
- Decorative Sugar Sprinkles (optional)
How to make Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix until thoroughly combined.
Stir in the chocolate morsels. Form 1 Tablespoon of dough into small balls, I use a small cookie scoop. Roll tops in sugar crystals if desired.
Place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. The tops should still be soft.
Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 6 – 7 minutes to set.
Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container, or freeze for several weeks.
This is more of a soft cookie, rather than a gooey, brownie like cookie. They hold their shape really well, which makes them perfect for shipping.
The sugar crystals are just for fun, I thought it made them look more festive! These cookies are incredibly delicious without them as well. Are you a peppermint lover?
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, softened
- ¾ cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ cup Nestle dark chocolate and mint morsels
- decorative sugar sprinkles optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Stir in the chocolate morsels.
- Form 1 Tablespoon of dough into small balls, I use a small cookie scoop. Roll tops in sugar crystals if desired.
- Place on baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. The tops should still be soft.
- Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 6 - 7 minutes to set.
- Remove to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container, or freeze for several weeks.
I love the looks of these cookies, Lisa! Love the sugar sparkle and chocolate and mint are such a delicious combo.
Those sugar crystals look so pretty! I love soft cookies, so I know these would be a hit. Thanks for the recipe, and stay warm!
I love choc and peppermint things. These look delicious!
I make a similar one with crushed up candy canes and I absolutely adore them. Isn’t Christmas baking fun?
These look really good. I haven’t seen these Winter chips. Have to put them on my shopping list, and the cookies on my pinterest board!
I don’t love snow as much as I used to, but you make a good point that it might be better than just dreary days. These cookies sound delicious and would be great to make on a snow day. Thanks for sharing!
These look so good! I love that crunchy-looking sugar crust, too.
These cookies look PERFECT Lisa! Pinned 🙂
WE love peppermint here at nibbles!!! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous cookies at WONDERFUL FOOD WEDNESDAYS! hope to see you next week 🙂 Warmest, Nic
G’day! One word? YUM!
I want one right now too!
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What a delicious recipe, Lisa! I love the addition of the sugar sprinkles!!
I’m with you Lisa I prefer snow on the ground. It makes everything bright. We are having a thaw and our foot of snow is turning into slosh. I haven’t seen the chips you are using in this cookie.. they look delicious. thanks for being part of foodie friday and Merry Christmas.
Minty chocolate cookies look so festive, Lisa! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!
I made these today and they are delicious!! My new favorite cookie!