Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Chewy chocolate peppermint cookies with peppermint crunch in every bite. 

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Peppermint, peppermint and more peppermint! That’s what’s on my brain and in these cookies. Tis’ the peppermint season!

I’ve always liked peppermint, but this year I’m loving it to the point of obsession. If it’s got peppermint in it, on it, or around it, I want it. And if the peppermint is combined with chocolate in some way, I pretty much do a happy dance! What a tasty combo!

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

These cookies are peppermint perfection! Chewy chocolate cookies are infused with peppermint flavor, studded with peppermint crunch and topped with even more crushed peppermint. Since the cookies are so chocolaty, all that peppermint compliments them so deliciously.

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

In less than 20 minutes, you can have a warm batch of these tasty gems ready to be enjoyed…

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Another great one for a cookie exchange, holiday party, Santa or just to have in the cookie jar throughout the season. They’ll be a holiday hit!

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies



This recipe was created as part of my partnership with Gold Medal Flour however thoughts and opinions are certainly my own!

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Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1-3/4 cups crushed peppermint candy, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg and peppermint extract and beat until well combined.
  1. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and beat on low speed until just combined. Stir in 1-1/4 cups crushed peppermint candy.
  1. Scoop dough by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Press down on each scoop of dough with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Bake for 8 minutes or until cookies just start to crack on top. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle each cookie with some of the remaining crushed peppermint.
  1. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Servings: 2 dozen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Baking Time: 8 minutes

Total Time (start to finish): 20 minutes

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  1. Beth King

    What is the easiest way to crush the peppermint/candy canes? Can you do it in a blender or just in a bag and crush with hammer or something? Thanks! Looking forward to trying these!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Beth! Crushing it in a resealable bag with a meat pounder or hammer is the easiest, most effective way I’ve found. Enjoy! 🙂

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Steven! They freeze great. Just store them in a freezer safe baggie or container separated by parchment paper. Enjoy & Happy Holidays!

  2. Sarah

    Hi Beth! What a great recipe. Can’t wait to try them this season. Does the crushed peppermint on top of the cookie fall off easily? Or does it stick to the cookie well once put on right after taking them out of the oven? Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    • MaeganMaegan

      Hi Sarah! The crushed peppermint sticks great to the top of the cookies if you immediately sprinkle it on them right after they come out of the oven so it melts to the top of the cookie. Enjoy & Happy Holidays!


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