Dessert Recipes

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Hot Chocolate Peppermint CookiesThis is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up….

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips 1 cup marshmallow creme 1 cup finely crushed peppermint candies


Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg and extract.

Combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in.

apart onto greased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until tops are cracked.

Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth.

Drop a teaspoonful of marshmallow creme into the center of each cookie.

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Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off.

Immediately sprinkle with candies.

Place on waxed paper and let stand until set.

Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts 1 cookie:

  • 145 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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