Holiday Cookie #7: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

It’s cookie season, and if you have been following the Holiday Cookie Series this year, you know I started back in October. Well, today, I have not one, but nine cookies to share.Yep, see all that goodness below? It’s a virtual cookie exchange headed up by Honestly Yum with some of my favorite bloggers.



To find out what each one is and to grab the recipe, just hover and click on the cookie. It will take you to the recipe. 


Now, if you are regular reader, then you know every year I go crazy with peppermint, so don’t be surprised if you see a few more very soon.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies with Bakers Royale

For now, let’s cover the cookie you see here. It’s start’s with the an ultimate rich chocolate chewy base from here. From there I took it and gave it a few tweaks, like topping it with some marshmallow fluff and then finishing it with a glaze and some crushed peppermint candy. It’s rich, so you probably should have a glass of milk within arms reach or maybe you are a dunker, in which case—go for it. I’m dunker, but I like mine with coffee not milk.

Want to really double down? Yes? Then you should have these Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies with some homemade peppermint hot chocolate.


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this recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Yield: About 72 cookies


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 12 ounce package (2 cups) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate pieces
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces or white baking pieces


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To finish the cookies as you see in the picture you'll need:

  • 1 cup chocolate, melted and warm NOT hot
  • 3/4-1 cup of marshmallow fluff
  •  1/2 cup of crushed peppermint candy or candy canes

Layer cookie with marshmallow fluff pour chocolate on top and spread it around to cover the fluff. Sprinkle crushed peppermint candy on top.


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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Those sound amazing! I, personally, do not mind a bit of peppermint overloading–it is an awesome flavor, after all, especially with CHOCOLATE. Would totally try this cookies, maybe with a glass of that peppermint hot chocolate too? 😀

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Naomi!! These peppermint hot chocolate cookies are killing me! So good. And hooray for all the things peppermint. I’m with ya on throwing peppermint into as many things as possible during the holidays.

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I wish chocolate peppermint season was year round! It’s much to short, crammed in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’d love to drink peppermint hot chocolate year round (and I usually do, as long as the mornings are cold enough!), especially if I could pair it with these cookies. Marshmallow filling?? I’d hoard every single one. :) Pinned!

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I love that it is cookie season and I’m seeing so many wonderful cookie recipes here! These are gorgeous! Love the peppermint!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    These are some of the best holiday cookies I’ve seen! I love chocolate and peppermint, and the marshmallow addition takes these over the top!