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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 โ„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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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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. Can’t go wrong with chocolate + peppermint, especially with a big ole peppermint patty stuffed into a great cookie! I want!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

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

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

  7. 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 :).

  8. 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:)

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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

  12. 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!

    1. 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:)

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

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

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

  18. 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.

  19. I made these tonight and they turned out AMAZING!!! I ate 3 right out of the oven and could probably eat the rest. Thanks for the delicious recipe, I love your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Do you use York peppermint patties or Brachs? York are thicker, so I want to be sure to use the right ones. Thank you!

  21. 5 stars
    I’ve made these before and they were great. I’m wondering if the dough freezes. I want to make the dough today but not make the cookies until next weekend. Have you tried freezing the dough or the already-made cookies? Thanks.