Peppermint cookies are a delicious holiday treat, but they’re even more delicious when chocolate is involved! Minty chocolate chip cookies with a sweet peppermint glaze and crushed peppermint candies on top. The perfect holiday cookie recipe!
Glazed Peppermint Cookies with Chocolate Chips (Recipe Video)
Watch this quick video and you’ll see just how easy it is to make these chocolate studded, glazed peppermint cookies!
My favorite time of the year is right around the corner! Holiday baking, gift giving and cookie exchanges! If there’s one thing I look forward to every holiday season, it’s baking.
Growing up, my friend’s mother would bake us homemade cookies every Christmas. She made the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever tasted. One year, there was a surprise, with an assortment of holiday decorated sugar cookies. My mom is an excellent cook but she didn’t bake much so whenever we got homemade goodies, it was always a treat for my brother, sister and I.
I would look forward to that big cookie tin from Mrs. Yoon every year, and every year, we’d eat the entire thing in 2 days.
My love for holiday cookie baking grew as I got older and flourished after I got married and especially after I had kids. My kids love my cookies and I love baking for them!
Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Today, I made glazed peppermint cookies with chocolate chips. Pure mint extract in the chocolate chip cookie dough with glaze and crushed peppermint candies on top! These cookies are SO good and perfect for the holidays!
The World’s Largest Cookie Exchange
This year, I’m participating in Better Homes and Gardens’ holiday program: The World’s Largest Cookie Exchange!! Now, doesn’t this sound like something you want to be a part of?! If you like baking cookies, and like giving cookies away over the holidays, then keep reading and click here to see even more easy Christmas cookie recipes!
For more fun, follow the #BHGCookieExchange hashtag on social media. When you do, you will see photos of holiday cookies from those participating, and just some great cookie fun!
Happy Holidays (it’s November so I can say this now!) and let’s get baking!
Glazed Peppermint Cookies with Chocolate Chips
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint or mint extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar sifted
- 3 to 5 tablespoons heavy cream
- 12 peppermint candies crushed, for decorating
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prep a parchment lined baking sheet. Using a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- Using your stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment, mix together the butter, sugar and the peppermint extract on medium-high until pale and fluffy, for about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg, and then slowly pour in the flour mixture, a little at a time, with the setting on low. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place, 2 inches apart, on your parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake the cookies for about 12 to 14 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden, rotating your baking sheets halfway through. Let cool on sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks and let cool completely.
- Using a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and start with 2 to 3 tablespoons of the heavy cream, adding more if needed to get the consistency you want. Spread a thin layer of glaze on top of each cookie, or drizzle the glaze, and sprinkle with the crushed peppermint candies. Let dry completely on racks and enjoy!
To see a video on how to make these cookies, click here. Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.
Oh my goodness Alice, YUM! Now I’m getting super excited about the holidays!
Me too! Thank you Tori!
Wow! It’s official…I’m excited! These cookies are homey and beautiful…so holiday!!
Thank you so much, Annie!!!
It’s cookie exchange time! Yay! And you started with quite a winner. These are gorgeous!
My mom didn’t really bake, either. I think it’s why I’m so hell-bent on baking for my own kids. Whenever I see a homemade brownie or cookie, I still have that visceral kid’s reaction of sheer delight. It’s probably never going to go away!
You and me both, Mir!!! Thank you so much!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Yay for baking season! I never bake at any other time of year apart from Christmas, but I make up for it in the next 2 months.
I love giving out cookies to family and friends and that are always appreciated.
Me too, I love it! Thank you Dannii!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I’m still in awe that it’s November, but I am excited for all of the holiday baking and goodies! These peppermint cookies look just perfect, Alice! I love the chocolate and minty combo!
Thanks so much Gayle! These cookies might be our new holiday favorites!
David @ Spiced says
How festive are these cookies? I’m pretty sure I could polish off a dozen or so…if you’re looking to get rid of any extras. Haha! 🙂
haha, I won’t say how many I ate! 😛 Thank you, David!!!!
Oh wow, these look wonderful! My son loves loves peppermint and I make him peppermint brownies with crushed candy canes and a chocolate drizzle at for the holidays but I’m thinking he would love these cookies! It’s so familiar yet different and just right for Christmas. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your memories.
Thank you so much, Monica!!! Peppermint brownies sound fabulous too! I hope you try baking these cookies for your son!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
These cookies are gorgeous, so perfect for the holidays! The cookie exchange sounds so cool!
Right?! I love holiday cookie exchanges! thank you, Jess!
Sarah | Broma Bakery says
I tried making peppermint cookies once, and the peppermints just melted all over the place! I’ve gotta take after these delicious babies next time 🙂
You’ve got to try these, Sarah!! Cheers! 🙂
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
I can’t believe it is already November! Prime baking season is here and I’m excited for all the holiday goodies. These peppermint cookies are the perfect start! Chocolate and mint is the best combo!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
I LOVE this season for all the chocolate and peppermint goodies – they are my favorite! I’m always anxious to try new combos and these cookies are up next! Pinned!
YES!! My super favorite time of the year when peppermint rolls out :0 I love these cookies!!
Yay, I love holiday baking and get so excited about this season every year! These cookies are beautiful and perfect for the holidays! Chocolate and peppermint are the best!
This is my favorite time of the year, too! Love the holidays! These cookies look fantastic. Great combination, pinning!
Tessa | Salted Plains says
Yay for holiday baking season!! These sound (and look) so good, Alice! All my favorite things in one cookie!
Oh, this is my favorite time ofbyear as well! Love these cookies!
Emilie @ The Clever Carrot says
Oh my goodness, it IS right around the corner. Pant, pant. Catch breath! Don’t tell me you’ve started your Christmas shopping too! LOL. I’m with ya when it comes to baking Christmas cookies! These look delicious! My kids would go nuts over them!! But alas, I’m still concentrating on Thanksgiving…which I also love!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
These are some seriously lovely cookies!!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I love cookie exchanges and these babies look beyond delicious! SO perfect for the holidays! LOVE LOVE LOVE the mint extract and crushed peppermint candies on top! I could literally eat a few dozen of these cookies, Alice! Seriously dangerous stuff is going on here! Pinned! Cheers, girlfriend!
Melissa | Bits of Umami says
If these aren’t the cutest cookies that ever existed – than I really don’t know what is… Getting me so pumped for Christmas season! Bring on the baked holiday goods starting it off with these bad boys!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
I CANNOT wait for the holidays! I’m going to make like 1108430 types of cookies, and peppermint is alwayssss on the list 🙂 Love that glaze!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Alice, this is like my ideal Christmas cookie right here! I am a BIG chocolate and peppermint fan, especially around the holidays. Those tags are so super cute! They make me so excited for edible holiday gift-giving!
Linda | Brunch with Joy says
Oh wow…it’s that time of the year already? Time flies….
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Alice – I can’t believe that it’s already November. This fall has truly flown by! I’m going to try and savor the fall flavors for a few more weeks. It’s hard to do when peppermint, chocolate, and gingerbread are stalking the grocery isles. I am going to absolutely save this recipe for holiday cookie time! I can’t wait to try them and share with my family and friends.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
These look like the PERFECT cookies!! I’m so ready for peppermint season. 🙂
Kristi @ My SF Kitchen says
Yay for the holiday season and yay for homemade cookies! These are so festive, I love it!!
Samina @ The Cupcake Confession says
I remember back when I was younger we couldn’t afford an oven so every time around Christmas, there was a lady who was friends with my mom who would bring cookies she baked at home for Christmas!!!! I would literally devour it within hours!
I love these cookies Alice! They look scrumptious!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Now all I want is a chocolate chip cookie covered in crushed mint candies!
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
YES! Bring on peppermint season and all things cookies! I seriously cannot even stop drooling over these babies! So gorgeous with those crushed candies on top, Alice!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
OMG, this makes me SO excited for the holiday season! Every year growing up my friend’s parents hosted a sugar cookie decorating party. Since we hardly ever baked at home, I was basically in heaven. These cookies look so perfect for Christmas!
Amy @Very Culinary says
Ohmygoodness, yes. I’ll take 50!
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
I think I wanna take part in Better Homes and Gardens’ “The World’s Largest Cookie exchange” just so I might stand a chance at getting my hands on these Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Alice!! Wait – is that how it works? Is it like the great American Cookie blogger Swap? I need to head there and check it out!
Pure mint extract IN the chocolate chip cookie and crushed peppermint candies ON TOP of these cookies make these the bombdiggity!
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
These cookies look wonderful, Alice! My mom didn’t bake much either, so I was always so thankful when my friends baked cookies and shared them with me!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I am obsessed with all things peppermint chocolate so I love these cookies!
yay it’s cookie time! these cookies are perfect for the holidays, love them Alice!
Yes! Cookies are such an integral part of the holidays for me. Every year I make a ginormous batch of biscotti that I package and give away to my husband’s family. It started out as a random gift and has become a tradition. I love all the cookies that the holidays bring, and these are now part of that ever-growing list! 🙂
We had a neighbor that gave us a huge assortment of holiday sweets each Christmas, too. It was her toffee that created my obsession to this day! Peppermint + chocolate scream holidays—your cookies look amazing!
aimee @ like mother like daughter says
I love the idea of adding peppermint extract to my chocolate chip cookies, these look incredible! With the white chocolate and peppermint on top too, I can’t even handle how much I want one of these right now!
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says
I am so glad that you broke out the peppermint for these cookies! They are so pretty and festive, and I really wish I had one to snack on right now!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
Every year I make peppermint chocolate chip cookies – my special treat to Santa 😉 I’ve never used an icing though with peppermint sprinkled on top! Can’t wait to try this variety this year! They look amazing and so festive!
Oh wow, this is simply amazingly delicious.. They just look so inviting that I could grab it right off the screen
These cookies look totally awesome! They are seriously pinned. Good job on the video. Great way to keep sharing your love.
Oh my goodness those are amazingly delicious, I just made them and they are my new favorite cookies for Christmas!!! The house smells amazing and my boyfriend fell in love with them. The best part is they are so easy and quick to make. LOVE IT??❄⛄ 🙂 thank you for sharing ?
Hi Ania!! Thank you for letting me know! yes, I love these too and so happy you and you your boyfriend love them! This comment made my day, thank you!!!
Hi! I love watching your videos & cooking off of your blog but I suck at making these cookies!! I’ve made them twice & both times they came out super crunchy and pale. They definitely do not compare to your chips ahoy lookalike cookies! Any suggestions?
Hi Jan! I’m sorry to hear this! Hmmmm.. are they still chewy on the inside? Mine were also slightly crispy on the outside edges . . I wouldn’t worry about the paleness of the cookie. . but let me know if they are still chewy on the inside. I’m not sure I can provide any suggestions if you are following the recipe exactly. . what flour are you using?