Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

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These delicious Peppermint Hot Cocoa cookies feature a chewy chocolate base, covered in white chocolate and crushed candy canes. Decorating them is a breeze, making them perfect for any festive gathering this holiday season.

Who’s still enjoying the festive tunes of Christmas? If you loved the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies, get ready for another delightful way to jazz them up! These cookies are soft, chewy, and the perfect treat for any New Year’s Eve gathering!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
CHILL TIME 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 20


  • 1 cup melted salted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

**For garnish:**

  • 8 oz white chocolate
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy canes


**For the cookies:**

  • In a stand mixer bowl, blend melted butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract. Mix on medium for 1 minute.
  • Add eggs and mix on low until incorporated. Add flour, corn starch, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix on low until everything is combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a medium cookie dough scoop (about 2.5 tablespoons per ball) to make 20 even cookies. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to enhance flavor and prevent spreading.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Space the chilled cookie dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are just set. Let cool on the sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.

**To decorate:**

  • Microwave white chocolate in a heatproof bowl for 20 seconds, then stir. Repeat until completely melted and smooth. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  • Once cookies are cool, dip half of each cookie in melted white chocolate and place on the parchment paper. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on the white chocolate.
  • Repeat for all cookies and allow the chocolate to set for about 20 minutes. Serve and savor the deliciousness!

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