This classic cookie with crushed peppermint candy canes will be a family favorite! Bet you won’t be able to east just one of these Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies!
These Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies have official been added to our growing list of favorite holiday cookies! I actually made these for the first time last season and was anxious to make them again since everyone loved them!
Chocolate chip cookies are always a hit on their own, and when you add some peppermint extract with crushed candy canes, you’ll have a classic cookie with a rocking festive twist to add to your dessert tray!
After mixing up the dough for this recipe I realized I only had one cup of chocolate chips and another of chocolate chunks, so I mixed the two. What a great way to stumble on a scrumptious combination!
Biting into those extra thick pieces of chocolate with peppermint flavor popping though the cookie is divine, especially when it comes right out of the oven! I’m pretty sure that if you leave these cookies out for Santa there won’t be a crumb left behind!
You also might consider making this Peppermint Mocha White Russian…for Santa 😉
- 1 cup butter, unsalted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
- 6 peppermint candy canes, crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and peppermint extract, mix well.
Whisk salt into flour in a separate bowl, and then add to butter mixture. Mix well and stir in chocolate chips.
With small cookie scoop place dough on prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle top of cookies with peppermint candy (use your fingers to make the topping stick to the dough). Bake for 10-13 minutes or until cookies are light brown. Let cool for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g