Chocolate Peppermint Crackle Cookies – Food Blogger Cookie Swap

It’s that time of year for cookie swaps! When I think of the holiday season and Christmas cookies, my mind instantly goes to peppermint and chocolate. There is just something about the combination that reminds me of winter and the holidays. So, when I thought about what cookies to make for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, I knew right away that they had to have the peppermint and chocolate combination! What better chocolate cookie to add peppermint to than the chocolate crackle cookie?!  They turned out wonderfully, and I think I now have a new cookie that will be making an appearance on our Christmas cookie platter! Hopefully Bailey (from Bailey Bakes), Allison (from Fridgg Blog), and Brynn (from wikiKitchen) enjoyed eating them as much as I enjoyed taste-testing them! :)

I also received these delicious cookies from some wonderful fellow food bloggers!

Triple Chocolate Crackle Cookies from Carla’s Confections (I guess we were thinking along the same lines! :) )

Honey Ginger Orange Cookies from The Orange Bee

Candy Filled Cookies from Fleur-De-Licious

I can’t wait to get the recipes from these ladies so that I can make them for friends and family! If you didn’t get a chance to participate in the cookie swap this year, go here to sign up for updates for next one!

Chocolate Peppermint Crackle Cookies

Yield: approx. 3 dozen


  • 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C butter, softened
  • 3/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C milk
  • 1 C confectioner’s sugar, for rolling dough in
  • 1 C Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. Melt chocolate in a small saucepan or double boiler over low heat. Set aside.
  3. Sift together flour, baking cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  4. Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Slowly beat in melted chocolate.
  5. Alternate between beating in flour and milk until incorporated and dough forms.
  6. Form dough into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll dough in confectioner’s sugar.
  8. Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven. Sprinkle the tops with peppermint baking chips. Lightly press chips into tops of cookies. Return to oven and bake for another 4-7 minutes.
  10. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart.

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  1. I’ve been meaning to make these cookies but have never heard of peppermint in them. This is a great idea!!

  2. Oh these cookies sound amazing!!!

  3. Wow, lookit those bad boys! You can’t go wrong with a Martha recipe. The flavour combo in these has me drooling all over the keyboard. We don’t get those crunch baking chips, what are they?

  4. These look so good! I’m sure they are loving these cookies!

  5. Nice work on these cookies Jessica! I would have been delighted to get a box of these in the mail (I know you’re fully aware of my love of the chocolate-peppermint combo). Those Andes peppermint crunch chips add such a cute pop of color!

  6. Chocolate peppermint is the best 😉 I love your ribbon too, so cute!!

  7. Yum….love chocolate and peppermint!

  8. OOH, these look SO good – i wish I had been one of the lucky recipients of these! Excellent choice for the swap. =)

  9. I love chocolate crinkle cookies. I was just thinking the other day that they would be so good peppermint. Now I must try!

  10. These are some spectacularly festive cookies. :)

  11. I really loved these… of the three packages I received, I think it’s safe to say these were my favorite! Thank you so much, Jessica!

  12. Oh yes, I really enjoyed these cookies. I love crackle cookies and it was a great idea to add peppermint!! They were delicious indeed. I’ll be making them in the near future!

  13. They look so fetice and lovely! Really would make a great Christmas gift!

  14. What beautiful cookies! I always think crackle cookies are the cutest – and that ribbon ! Super cute idea for Christmas 😀

  15. These are so cute! I love that you added peppermint chips! I think choc mint is so festive!

  16. Great minds think alike! I made a version of peppermint crinkle cookies as well! Yours look amazing. i love the peppermint garnish on top!

  17. i love love crackle cookies (I think I’ve been saying I love a lot of cookies – which I do!) but chocolate crackle cookies are one of my MUSTS for Christmas…I just made these with mint kisses…love that mint flavor!

  18. delish– love the snowflake ribbon!

  19. Mm, these look delicious! Powdered sugar, cookies and peppermint in one? I love it!

  20. Amazing! I would’ve loved to have come home to this and devour every single cookie!

  21. i love crackle cookies! and a peppermint version? sign me up :)

  22. I have never made crackle cookies before…I think I should. Yours look delicious, very festive and indicative of the holidays :-)

  23. Ah I’ve never seen the Andes baking crunch, but I want it. These cookies look awesome Jessica!!

  24. I’ve never had a peppermint crackle cookie! Good stuff!

  25. These look AMAZING! Love it!

  26. These are fantastic, I love how it makes such a great presentation, but is still pretty doable for the average baker (like me!).

  27. These are gorgeous! I can’t wait to participate next year!

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