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A white rectangle plate filled with chocolate chip peppermint cookies with a small Santa nearby.
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Chocolate Chip Peppermint Christmas Cookies

Bake Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies with candy cane peppermint crunch, chocolate chips, and minty creme de menthe chips. Leave these out for Santa or make them for a holiday party, cookie exchange, gift them to friends and neighbors.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, Christmas cookies, hoilday baking, holiday cookies, peppermint cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 254kcal



  • Cream butter, oil, vanilla extract, almond extract, white sugar, and brown sugar in a stand mixer or by hand mixer.
  • Add eggs, and beat until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients in the mixer a cup at a time. Mix until well combined.
  • Add all 3 chips; peppermint, milk chocolate, and creme de menthe.
  • Mix chips into the dough until well combined by hand using a rubber spatula, or carefully using the mixer. The dough will be slightly crumbly, don't worry that is the right texture.
  • Scoop out the dough with 1 or (2" scoop for bigger cookies) on a Sil pat or parchment lined baking sheet 1" apart.
  • Bake at 375 for 12 minutes, until edges just browning. These are a soft cookie and will look a little underbaked when you first look at them. Trust me, they are fine!
  • Cool completely before moving, these are soft cookies and need to set up.


Baking Tips

  1. Scoop out the dough with a 1" scoop. Why? To save time and get evenly baked cookies. Win-win!
  2. Bake them on a parchment-lined baking sheet or a Sil Pat baking mat. Why? These are reusable, non-stick, and easy to clean. This helps the cookies bake evenly, and again makes clean up a breeze.

Cookie Dough Freezer Tips

  1. Use a 1" scoop or roll into 1" balls.
  2. Place the cookie dough balls onto a paper plate, inside a freezer zip-lock bag (or freezer-safe container).
  3. Bake straight from the freezer, hot fresh cookies anytime!


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.1mg