Peppermint Patty Cookies

Peppermint Patty Cookies Recipe

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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

How to Make Peppermint Patty Cookies


  • 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 ;)

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About Peppermint Patty Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate