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Double chocolate peppermint cookies sitting in a tin on a grey food photography background.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These double chocolate peppermint cookies are stuffed with chocolate peppermint bark and are sure to be your new favorite holiday cookie! 
4.25 from 4 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookies, chocolate peppermint, cookie box, Double chocolate peppermint cookies, holiday cookies, peppermint cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs large
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup peppermint flavored chocolate bar such as Ghirardelli peppermint bark, chopped, plus more for garnish


  • Prepare 2 half sheet trays with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter and sugars on low-medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, combining into the mix before adding the next. Then pour in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and continue to mix until dough forms.
  • Stop the mixer, add the chopped chocolate and mix by hand, so you don’t break up the chocolate too much.
  • Using an ice cream scooper, or a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop the dough into even shaped balls and line then up on the sheet trays with about 1” of space in between.
  • Take a few small chopped pieces and press them down onto the tops or sides of the cookie dough. Not too hard to press the dough down, just light enough to get it to stick to the top.
  • Freeze for 1 hour, then preheat your oven to 350°F, and bake the cookies for 15 minutes.


*If you like a flatter cookie, you can use the pan banging method to create those rippled looking cookies. Simply bake the cookies for 8 minutes, then open the oven, take the cookie tray and slam it against the rack of the oven a few times. Then continue to bake for another 6-7 minutes.
*These are big cookies!


Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.