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white chocolate dipped chocolate cookies with candy canes
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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies combine deep chocolate and peppermint flavors in every bite. Dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes, our holiday cookie will be the star on your dessert table.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Chill Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 14 minutes
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mint cookies, chocolate peppermint cookies
Servings: 54
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda in medium bowl until blended; reserve.
  • With mixer on medium-high beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until combined and blended, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and peppermint extracts and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add reserved flour mixture and beat until a thick dough forms.
  • Using wet hands, shape into 1-inch balls and chill 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350F.
  • Arrange cookie dough 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 14 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 3 minutes on baking sheets. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Melt white chocolate in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir and repeat in 10 seconds intervals until melted and smooth.
  • Dip cookies halfway in melted white chocolate and top with crushed candy cane pieces. Return cookies to wire rack until chocolate has set.


Makes 54 cookies.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
  • Use crushed peppermint starlight candy 
  • Be sure that your butter is at room temperature for easy creaming
  • Always use table salt, not kosher salt, when baking


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg