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Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats

Santa is sure to stop by your house if you leave these minty chocolate cookies waiting for him. They're quick and easy for the whole family to make together. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in semisweet and bittersweet chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, melt white baking chips in a microwave; stir until smooth. In another bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in melted chips. Add enough milk to reach desired consistency. Frost cookies; sprinkle with peppermint candies.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 99 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Sharon
    Feb 3, 2021

    Yummy combination of chocolate and peppermint!

  • NoodleNel
    Dec 19, 2017

    I made these for my book group's cookie exchange and I think they were the tastiest ones. My mom thought so, too. I used all semi-sweet chocolate chips, instead of the other chocolate bar and white chocolate chips. Next time I would add some milk to the frosting to make it spread more easily. It was too pasty.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 21, 2017

    These minty chocolate cookies are awesome. I get my kids to help decorate them.

  • lorstout
    Jan 6, 2015

    The flavor combination was great, but the cookies were a bit dry. Thankfully, the buttercream icing I used helped add some moisture. I may try them again next Christmas, but I will definitely decrease the flour, which should make them more moist.

  • K.Wholaver
    Dec 20, 2014

    These are the Christmas cookies everyone is going to remember and request every year!

  • feedthemwell
    Nov 16, 2014

    These are my family's absolute favorite cookies! I do not frost them, I just make the cookie part and they are double chocolate peppermint cookies...YUM! I also just use the semi-sweet chips. I have made them for a cookie exchange and everyone loved them. They are the best.

  • ndwd
    Dec 11, 2013

    These are easy to make and really good. I think next time I may add some peppermint extract to cookie mix for an even more minty taste

  • skoal1
    Jul 30, 2013

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    Jul 5, 2013

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  • SherriP12s
    Feb 2, 2013

    Made these at christmas, and words cannot describe how much we loved them!!! Making them for valentines day!! Thanks, Sherri :)