Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats!

This is a classic chocolate cookie recipe with a fun Christmas twist. I actually posted about the non-Christmas version of these cookies once before (click over if you want to see some terrible pictures. *Note to self: update with new pictures!).

I haven’t made them in awhile, but the recipe is one of my favorites.  As I was thinking about what cookies to include in the 12 Days of Christmas Treats, I just couldn’t get those cookies out of my mind. And then, in a fortuitous moment, I ran across peppermint baking chips at Meijer. And in that instant I knew I would be making these.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

This is a wonderfully fudgy chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate and peppermint baking chips. The cookies are slightly gooey inside (helped out by slightly underbaking them), and every bite includes the sweet creaminess of semi-melted chocolate and the slightest crunch of peppermint candies. If you can’t find the peppermint chips, don’t worry – these are *almost* as good with straight chocolate chips. But if you can get the peppermint, go for it. It adds a delightful Christmas flavor.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

P.S. You can see all of my Christmas treat recipes from over the years at this Christmas Cookies tag. Enjoy! And, as always, let me know if you try any and how you liked them.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 11/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peppermint baking chips


  1. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and peppermint chips.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. Slightly underbake for fudgy cookies.

adapted from Laura Perron

Peppermint Fudge Cookies
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  1. oh yum! I haven't had any peppermint yet this season – I think I need to change that!

  2. That is one marvelous cookie, Megan. I love the peppermint/chocolate combo!

  3. Megan, these look perfect for Christmas. And if you update the pictures, you won't see how far you have come.

  4. Chocolate peppermint cookies are my favorite, hands down! They look delicious, I think you've inspired me to make a batch today 🙂

  5. I think you should turn your 12 days of Christmas treats in to 25 days. Then I could ogle at your creations for an extra 2 weeks 🙂

  6. loving your 12 days of christmas recipes! these especially look amaazing. peppermint and fudge have to be one of the best cominations!:)

  7. Those peppermint chips look so pretty peeking out of your dark cookies. This sounds like a great holiday combination.

  8. I love love love the pairing of chocolate and glad you decided to feature these! 🙂

  9. These cookies look fabulous! I always love the combination of chocolate and peppermint.

  10. The dough ingredients are identical to a Chewy Chocolate cookie that my family has been making since I was a kid. With peanut butter chips, they are my dad's favorite (and my husband points out that he likes them, too). I will have to look for peppermint chips–I am a fan of pairing peppermint & chocolate!

  11. sarah – These would be so good with peanut butter chips! Also I think white chocolate chips would be delicious. I love how versatile these cookies are 🙂

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