Peppermint Patty Cookies Recipe

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Peppermint Patty Cookies

Vail Bee


These are my Christmas treats. I made them for my boyfriend's boss and she loved them :)

If you don't like too much sweetness you can make just the cookies with the chocolate and candy canes on top.

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about 16-18 cookies
30 Min
1 Hr



4 c
1 1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
2 c
butter, softened
2 c
2 large
2 tsp
vanilla extract


1/2 c
butter, softened
2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
1 1/2 tsp
peppermint extract


1 c
chocolate chips
1/3 c
crushed peppermint sticks or candy canes


1Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
2Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla one at a time and beat until incorporated.
3Slowly beat in flower mixtureuntil dough is mixed and smooth.
4Cover bowl and cool in fridge for 20 minutes.
5While dough is cooling, preheat oven to 325ºF and prepare 3 or so baking sheets with foil.
6Also, while dough is cooling, you can make the filling: beat powdered sugar, remaining butter, and vanilla and peppermint extract in a medium bowl until smooth and thick.
7Remove dough from fridge, roll into balls a little smaller than a ping pong ball. Flatten on cookie sheets with your palm to about 1/2 cm thick. (Pretty thin.)
8Bake 17 minutes.
9Remove from oven and let cookies cool on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Then let them cool, flat, in the fridge for another 10-15 minutes. (This hardens them so that they don't break while you add the filling and glaze.)
10You can make the glaze while they are cooling: melt chocolate chips in a double boiler until completely smooth. (That's it. Super easy!)
11Spoon a dollop of melted chocolate on top of each cookie and sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top of each before the chocolate hardens.
12Enjoy! Keep in the fridge so that they don't melt, I think they're better cold, just like Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies ;)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate