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Chocolate Toffee Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate and peppermint are a natural match, so I put them together in this easy cookie recipe. It's one of our favorite holiday cookies because it tastes delicious and there's no fussy decorating. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup peppermint crunch baking chips or 1/4 cup white baking chips plus 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in toffee bits and baking chips.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving or, if desired, reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 350° oven 3-4 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 84 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • dna4045
    Jan 13, 2021

    These were delicious. The toffee tidbits and crushed peppermint made them nice and crunchy. Very Christmas like!

  • Karen
    Nov 9, 2020

    I made these this morning and they came out thin and flat. I bake cookies at a nursing home and we were all so excited to try these out and give the home a wonderful treat. Besides going flat, the peppermint pieces got stuck in our teeth. I'm curious as to why this recipe calls for baking powder instead of baking soda and can that be the problem with how these cookies turned out? They do have a nice flavor and smell wonderful cooking but I wasn't at all happy with how they turned out.