Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies-chocolate cookies dipped in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with candy cane pieces. The perfect holiday cookie! 

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

Give me a chocolate cookie and I will be a happy camper. Give me a chocolate cookie dipped in chocolate ganache and I will kick up my heels. Give me a chocolate cookie dipped in chocolate ganache with candy cane pieces, I will turn on the Christmas tunes, do a little dance, and smile for days. These Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies are the ULTIMATE holiday cookie!

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies Recipe

I love chocolate and mint together any time of the year, but especially during the holiday months. These cookies are perfect for all of your holiday parties, cookie exchanges, and cookie cravings. You really don’t need a special event to make these cookies, but if you want to share them, your friends and family will thank you!

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies Recipe

The chocolate cookies are rich, fudgy, and dotted with chocolate chunks. Like I said, they are good on their own, but after they take a dunk in the silky chocolate ganache, they are heavenly!

I sprinkle the cookies with crushed candy canes to add a touch of holiday cheer! Plus, Caleb loves helping with the candy cane part. He is a good little crusher and sprinkler…and eater too:)

Add these Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies to your holiday baking list! They are sure to make your holidays sweeter!

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

Chocolate cookies dipped in chocolate ganache and sprinkled with candy cane pieces. Everyone's favorite holiday cookie!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
32 cookies


For the Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 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 at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips

For the Ganache:

  • 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup crushed candy cane pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, sea 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 extract and mix until combined.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks or chips. Scoop the dough into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until cookies are set, but still soft in the center. Don't overbake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. While the cookies are cooling, make the ganache. Add the chocolate to a large bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just until it bubbles around the edges. Remove the cream from the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Let the mixture stand for 30-45 seconds, then stir until the chocolate melts and a smooth ganache comes together, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Dip the cookies, halfway, into the warm ganache. Place the dipped cookies on paper. Sprinkle with candy cane pieces. Let cookies sit until ganache hardens, about 2 hours. To speed up the process, you can place the cookies in the refrigerator to chill.
  7. Note-store cookies in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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    1. The chocolate cookies are rich, fudgy, and chewy. The chocolate ganache adds an intense chocolate flavor and is silky and smooth. The candy canes add a nice peppermint crunch. I hope that helps!

  1. These look amazing! What are your thoughts on making them in advance? I’ll need to make them a few days ahead of time.
    Would you recommend freezing the finished cookies?
    Freezing the raw dough instead?
    How long do you suppose they’d stay good at room temp in an air-tight container?

    1. You can make them in advance. They will stay good in an airtight container on the counter for 3 days. If you have a warm house, you can keep them in the fridge. Let them come to room temperature before serving. I have a bag in the freezer and they taste great frozen:) You can also let them thaw before serving! Lots of options. I hope you like them!

  2. Delicious! These cookies turned out great! I didn’t have peppermint so I added Christmas sprinkles instead. I’ll definitely make these again

  3. I would love to try these cookies this week! Do you think GF flour could be used? I’m new to the GF lifestyle and have not had much baking success substituting GF flour, etc.

  4. I haven’t even put the ganache on, but tried one of the cookies and I let out an involuntary “oh my gosh”. It was a mouthful of soft, fudgey chocolate goodness. I used bulk store cocoa (12-15%) and dark brown sugar with them and they were still delicious. I’m almost hesitant to dip them because they already taste so good!

  5. These are so delicious – they smell like fudgy brownies, drooool.
    I did opt to halve both the brown and granulated sugars, since they were dipped in more sugar, and I’m really pleased with how they turned out.
    The batter was quite thick, so I added a shot of milk. In addition, there was quite a bit of leftover ganache. My fiancé had the great idea to fill our candy molds for an extra Christmas treat to take to our parents, so it worked out just fine 🙂
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  6. Your recipes NEVER disappoint! Everything I’ve tried from your website has been delicious! I can’t wait to try these! 

  7. The taste of these cookies was awesome, but I had a problem in the baking process that I am trying to figure out. The cookies were quite dense and didn’t want to flatten. The taste was perfect though. Could my problem have been over mixing the batter?

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