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Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies

The holidays came early this year since we did some early baking for our Holiday Cookie Cravings cookbook. I thought I would want to boycott baking in December, but I am still baking up a storm. I never get tired of cookies! I recently made Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies and I am so glad because they are the perfect Christmas cookie. You have to add these to your holiday baking list. 

The cookies are rich and chocolaty with a minty surprise inside. Every cookie is stuffed with a peppermint patty! Peppermint patties are good on there own, but even better inside of a chocolate cookie. Trust me. The chocolate and mint combo is divine! Biting into one of these cookies and finding a peppermint patty is like winning the lottery. Jackpot!

The chocolate cookies needed a little holiday cheer, so I dusted them with powdered sugar after they came out of the oven. It was snowing sugar in our kitchen, my favorite kind of snow :)

We packaged the cookies up and delivered them to our neighbors. Cookies make the best gifts, especially during the holidays!

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Get your ribbon and gift tags ready! It’s December, which means it is time to share the cookie love! Start with these Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies. Your friends, family, and neighbors will love them.

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Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies

Yield: 30 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Chocolate cookies with a fun surprise inside-a peppermint patty!


2 1/2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
30 peppermint patties
Powdered sugar, for decorating the cookies


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.

3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla and mix until combined.

4. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until flour disappears. Take a golf ball sized ball of dough, roll into a ball, and flatten it into a disc. Place a peppermint patty in the center and wrap the excess dough up and around the patty. Make sure the entire patty is covered. Repeat with remaining dough and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.

5. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are set, but still soft in the center. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely. Dust the cookies with powdered sugar.

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65 Responses to “Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies”

  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 3, 2012 @ 3:34 am

    Can’t go wrong with chocolate + peppermint, especially with a big ole peppermint patty stuffed into a great cookie! I want!

  2. niki — December 3, 2012 @ 6:58 am

    They look very tastefull!

  3. Erica — December 3, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Those tags are super cute! I’m the worst wrapper. The idea of the peppermint patty in there is just perfect. Chocolate and mint is a winning December combination

  4. Blog is the New Black — December 3, 2012 @ 8:09 am


  5. TJ — December 3, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Cherry is my favorite, but I would be estatic to have Le Creuset in any color! I won,t hold my breath though. I will probably have to keep it on my want list for the foreseeable future. I will keep caressing it in the store for now.

  6. TJ — December 3, 2012 @ 8:16 am

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  7. Cookin' Canuck — December 3, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Chocolate and peppermint is my all-time favorite holiday combination. These sound fantastic, Maria!

  8. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 3, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    i had peppermint on the brain too today! Hope you had a good weekend

  9. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 3, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    My kind of cookie for sure! I gotta have these soon!

  10. marla — December 3, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Such great looking holiday cookies Maria!

  11. Cookbook Queen — December 3, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I LOOOVE peppermint patties. These are totally HAPPENING!!!

  12. Carol — December 3, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Ingredients call for 20 patties, but recipe yields 30 cookies. I’ll assume there’s an error, but is it an error in number of patties or the yield?

  13. HeatherChristo — December 3, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    What a wonderful looking cookie Maria! I will totally make these!!

  14. Alyssa — December 3, 2012 @ 10:54 am

    This is a great idea! I’ve recently become addicted to the combination of chocolate and mint so I need to try these out.

  15. vanillasugarblog — December 3, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    don’t you love all the peppermint recipes this time of year?
    i’m in heaven!

  16. kim@hungryhealthygirl — December 3, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    These look like the perfect cookie to get into the holiday spirit! I agree peppermint and chocolate is definitely a winning combo!

  17. Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — December 3, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    These look delicious! I love the combination of chocolate and mint during the winter time and the thought of biting into a cookie and finding a peppermint patty is blowing my mind! My mom adores peppermint patties, so I’ll have to make these for her for Christmas :).

  18. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — December 3, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    It was fun to chat for a few minutes the other night at the cookie exchange! These look amazing, I love that you dusted them with powdered sugar. Perfect touch of Christmas:)

  19. bridget {bake at 350} — December 3, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

    Hello, delicious!!! (And I love all things Martha!) 😉

  20. Shanna — December 3, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

    Liked you and lecrurse

  21. oh yummy, I love peppermint patties.

  22. fabiola@notjustbaked — December 3, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    These look soooo yummy! Love the recipe.

  23. Linda K. — December 3, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    They look so good! Are they cookies that are more cake like?

  24. Chelsea — December 3, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    These look delicious! Maria, will this recipe work with Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa?

    • Two Peas replied: — December 3rd, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

      Yes! I just prefer dutch processed cocoa.

  25. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 3, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

    Yess! I love anything chocolate+peppermint, and the surprise peppermint patty in the middle puts these over the top amazing!

  26. Joanne — December 3, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    chocolate and peppermint is my favorite holiday cookie combo! Love these!

  27. Amanda — December 4, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    YUM!! These look wonderful!

  28. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — December 4, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Chocolate and peppermint is always a winning flavor combo at holiday time!!

  29. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — December 4, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    I don’t know why I chose the month of December to attempt and eat healthy. It’s just not going to happen when I see things like this!

  30. Tracey — December 4, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    I love the combo of chocolate and mint, my favorite around the holidays especially! These sound great!

  31. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 4, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Mmm these look tasty!! Must try!

  32. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — December 4, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    Chocolate and peppermint is my all-time favorite holiday combination. You can’t go wrong with it and hiding a peppermint patty inside a chocolate cookie is brilliant. Thanks for sharing Maria

  33. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — December 4, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

    I love the addition of powdered sugar sprinkled on top! Perfect!

  34. Denise — December 5, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    These look oooey, gooey and amazing 😉

  35. Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron — December 5, 2012 @ 12:59 am

    These cookies look so yummy with the peppermint patty surprise inside!

  36. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 5, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Yum!! I just bought a bag of peppermint patties, perfect!

  37. lo — December 5, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    Oh, gosh. Dying here. These are totally my kind of cookies.
    Ooey. Gooey. And just like a little crispy York.

  38. aida mollenkamp — December 6, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    Oh, I love the idea of the peppermint patty surprise!

  39. Esi — December 6, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Ooh, my mom used to make something similar and I loved it. Love peppermint patties.

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