Close up of Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

July 27, 2023

Treat yourself with these indulgent Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.

Top them with crushed candies for a satisfying crunch. Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract leads a flavorful hand in this sweet treat.

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peppermint bark chips



In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.


In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Add eggs and Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract and mix well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Fold in dark chocolate chips and peppermint chips. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 48 hours. When chilled, preheat the oven to 180°C. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.


By hand, roll dough making sure the balls are slightly taller than they are wide. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are just set. Press a few extra chocolate and peppermint chips into the tops before they cool after baking.


Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.