Chocolate Peppermint Cookies + Happy Holidays!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

So many of our friends have left Portland to go home for the holidays. Luckily for us, one of our dear friends, Carmelle, was still in town during the earlier part of this week. And her boyfriend, Mac (one of Jonah’s bestest friends ever), was out of town, so we had her all to ourselves. Carmelle is a baker extraordinaire (I believe I’ve mentioned her a couple times before), and so I thought it’d be fun if she came over and we made something together for the blog.

This recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Cookies is hers, and I just want to warn you all that while I usually have pretty good self control when it comes to not eating sweets that are laying around are kitchen, these cookies have broken my good habits. They are amazing. So incredibly good. So be warned, if you’re not taking them to a party or giving them as Christmas gifts, you will eat them all yourself.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp peppermint extract
1 3/4 – 2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 – 2 cups chocolate chips


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Then mix in the egg and extracts. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, mixing well. In batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixer.

Now fold in the chocolate chips. Grease a cookie sheet, and place balls of the dough (about 1 1/2 – 2 Tbl in size) on the sheet. These guys spread a bit, so leave enough space between them.

Put them in the oven for 7-11 minutes. I think we ended up doing 9 minutes. You want them not to fall apart, but you still want them to be a little gooey and chewy. After removing them from the oven, let them cool a little bit on the pan and then transfer them to a cooling rack. I advise trying one while still pretty warm and the chocolate chips are all melted. Oh lordy, very very good.

And that’s it! These are, once again, great holiday time cookies. Enjoy with a big ol’ glass of milk. After we had eaten our fill of cookies, we lit the menorah that Jonah made for me and played cards. It was a lovely, relaxing evening. I hope you all have just as lovely holidays!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies