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Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Category: Dessert


  • 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 all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 and 3/4 cups crushed peppermint candy, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.