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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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64 Responses to “Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies”

  1. Sarah — December 7, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Hi Maria, I love your fantastic cookie recipes! I could use some advice from an expert though- I made these last night and did them them on 350, for 8 minutes exactly, on high quality baking sheets and the bottoms were seriously burnt. I’ve never had this happen before and just wondered if you have any ideas on where I went wrong! I think I made them the right thickness, but we also live in an apartment with terrible, bottom of the line appliances so maybe it’s just a temperature inconsistency with my oven? Either way, after I sawed off the burnt bottoms my husband still declared them the best cookie he’d ever had in his life. And after how much he loves your Rolo cookies that is very high praise! Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 8th, 2012 @ 9:36 am

      Hmmm, I’ve never had that problem. Did you make sure the dough was wrapped all the way around the cookie? Glad you still enjoyed them:)

  2. Claire D — December 9, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    Peppermint patty and a chocolate cookie? Decadent and delicious!

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  5. Cookie Queen — December 10, 2012 @ 3:39 pm

    AMAZING – made these today – perfect recipe, they are absolutely delicious – – even better than expected! (Made a total of 27 cookies.:) Thanks for recipe!

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  7. Sarah — January 11, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    This is the same Sarah as above…I just wanted to say I made them again, exactly the same way and had no problems! So maybe it was my lousy oven? Anyway, they were WONDERFUL and we shared them with friends who loved them and my husband polished off the rest!

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  9. Debbie — November 5, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    I am from the UK and so we do not always have the same ingredients or at least the same name, so I am unsure of what a mint pattie is, we have peppermint creams as a sweet (candy I think in e US) these are not chocolate covered , or we have after eight chocolate fondant covered thins, do you know if any of these would be OK to use.
    Thanks for your help

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  12. Karen — December 1, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

    Made these today I got 33 cookies to the batch

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  14. momo — December 8, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    Just made this for my annual holiday cookie party. Pretty sure they were the best cookies there. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Kerisa — December 13, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    These sound so great. Can’t wait to make them. How long do you think they will stay fresh in an air tight container?

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  21. Xtine — December 18, 2014 @ 2:47 am

    I made these today with my small cookie scoop (1 T.) and the York minis that come unwrapped. It made about 70 2″ cookies. :). Yum! Can’t wait to share with my friends.

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    Awesome website.

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