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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These crunchy cookies combine the classic winter flavors of chocolate and mint for a treat you won’t be able to stop nibbling!

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  • 24Servings


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ sticks vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and whisk together. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream shortening and sugar for 2 minutes or just until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well until fully incorporated. Add peppermint extract and mix well. Slowly mix in dry ingredients and beat on low speed until mixture comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Scoop out 1-inch balls and roll between the palms of your hands. Place on parchment paper and flatten with fingers or a spatula to about 1/8” thick. Sprinkle cookies with crushed candy and bake 13 to 15 minutes or until set. Cook 5 minutes on sheet pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.