Chocolate peppermint cookies look so festive and taste delicious with the peppermint and chocolate combination. Make these light and fluffy chocolate dipped peppermint cookies for a tasty holiday tradition! 

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies on a wooden board.
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No one will be able to resist these Peppermint Cookies dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes. I make these cookies every year along with Chocolate Peppermint Cookies and Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies. As a busy mom, easy Christmas desserts are a must.

Peppermint flavor is so delicious, and the recipes always turn out really pretty. It is perfect for holiday baking. You definitely want to add this to your baking list.

Why this recipe works:

  • Chocolate and Peppermint Combination. This combination makes the best Christmas cookies.
  • Simple Recipe. The ingredients are mostly pantry staples.
  • Super easy to make. Simple step by step instructions make it effortless to make homemade cookie dough.

Ingredients:

  • unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • peppermint extract
  • red food coloring
  • Chocolate almond bark or other melting chocolate
  • Crushed peppermint or candy canes

Jump to recipe card at the bottom of the post and find the complete ingredient list.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Chocolate. Feel free to use your favorite type of melting chocolate to dip the cookies. Milk Chocolate, dark chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate make great options. You can also use white chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkles. Top the chocolate with festive sprinkles if desired.

How to make Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cookies:

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.

In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy. Combine the butter and sugar and salt. Beat until well combined and fluffy. I used a stand mixer.

Whisk in the egg and vanilla until well combined. Gradually add the dry ingredients and beat the mixture until well combined.

Add food coloring and peppermint extract and mix very well. Roll into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. You can also use a cookie scoop.  

Lightly press down each of the dough balls using a flat bottom glass dipped in water. Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar if desired.

The baking time is 8-10 minutes or until edge are set and slightly golden brown. Depending on oven temperature it may take 10-12 minutes.

Remove the cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely. 

Crush peppermint candies in a resealable bag using a rolling pin. Melt chocolate in separate bowl. Make sure it is a microwave safe bowl.

Dip the edge of each of the baked cookies into chocolate. Immediately add crushed peppermint candy after dipping cookies.

Set on wire rack to set. Store in airtight container. 

Just make sure to allow the cookies enough time to set before you store them. The chocolate needs to be completely cool and set prior to placing in a container otherwise they will stick together!

Tips for Success

  • Add toppings right away. It is important to add the crushed candy right away to the cookies. This will ensure it sticks to the chocolate before it sets.
  • Measure the flour correctly. Never scoop the flour. Instead, spoon the flour directly into the measuring cup. This will ensure it is measured correctly and not packed into the cup.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I store these cookies?

Place the cookies inside an airtight container up to 3 days. You can freeze them up to 3 months inside a freezer container.

Can I freeze the dough?

Yes, the dough is easy to freeze. Wrap in plastic wrap and place inside a freezer container. Freeze up to 2 weeks.

Allow the dough to come to room temperature and bake as normal.

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies on a wooden board.

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Peppermint Cookies

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Chocolate peppermint cookies look so festive and taste delicious with the peppermint and chocolate combination. Make these light and fluffy chocolate dipped peppermint cookies for a tasty holiday tradition! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 106

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring
  • Granulated sugar optional
  • Chocolate almond bark or other melting chocolate
  • Crushed peppermint or candy canes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy
  • Add sugar and salt and beat until well combined and fluffy
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined
  • Gradually add the flour and beat until well combined
  • Add food coloring and peppermint extract and mix very well
  • Roll into balls and place on prepared baking sheet
  • Lightly press down each cookie ball using a flat bottom glass dipped in water
  • Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar if desired
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edge are set and slightly golden brown
  • Remove to wire rack and cool completely
  • Crush peppermint in a resealable bag using a rolling pin
  • Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl
  • Dip edge of cookie into chocolate and immediately add crushed peppermint
  • Set on wire rack to set
  • Store in airtight container

Nutrition Facts

Calories 106kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 36mg, Potassium 11mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 164IU, Calcium 3mg, Iron 1mg

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