Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


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Peppermint chocolate chip cookies? Seriously? Oh my heavens, YES!

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This time of year, you can find various brands of chocolate peppermint candies that are already made into chip size pieces or that you can easily chop really quickly. They make the perfect additions for these oh so delicious peppermint chocolate chip cookies. I promise.

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Actually, we love them so much that they turn up throughout the year and not just through the holidays. With their combination of peppermint, chocolate, and a chewy cookie base, they are perfect with a cold glass of milk or a warm mug of hot chocolate.

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While you could also simply mix together crushed candy canes and chocolate chips, that is far from my favorite way to make these cookies. I feel like they stick to my teeth and makes it hard to actually enjoy the cookie. Totally a personal little issue. If you don’t mind it, totally go that route. They’ll be super cute with the flecks of candy cane showing through. But, if you are like me, definitely grab a few bags of the chocolate peppermint baking bits. They’ll make your holiday baking so much merrier. Well, they do mine, anyway.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies | ©
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies | ©

So, enough about my crazy cookie preferences. Here’s my Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. I think you’ll love them all year long, but especially through the holidays. Who knows, they may be Santa’s favorite, too!

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies make the perfect addition to your holiday baking. Get this family favorite peppermint chocolate chip cookie recipe. Makes 3 dozen.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 36


  • 1 cup (226 g) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (320 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (99 g) sugar
  • 2 (100 g) eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (360 g) flour
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) sea salt
  • ¾ teaspoon (4 g) baking soda
  • cups (274 g) peppermint chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Cream butter then add sugars and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix until well-combined.
  • Add flour, salt, and baking soda to butter mixture.
  • Mix well and then stir in peppermint chocolate chips.
  • Scoop chocolate chip cookie dough onto a cookie sheet spacing well apart to allow room for the cookie to spread lightly.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Hope you love ’em. Merry Christmas!


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  1. Lesly Sands says:

    do I really need to used the sea salt? or will they turn now the same with regular salt?.. thank you am planning to give then away for Christmas

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Lesly,
      I prefer to use sea salt, but you can use regular if you prefer.

  2. Jocelyn says:

    5 stars
    These are fabulous cookies! I used Andes baking chips, with great results. Thanks so much.

  3. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    Yum yum YUM! These look so good they require three “yums.” At least. 🙂

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much, Stephanie! xo

    2. Jill Marks says:

      Could you use peppermint extract instead of the vanilla? And just use reg chocolate chips?