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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Soft, puffy Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies Recipe l

It’s that time of year again. Time for cookie swaps! More specifically, time for another Food Blogger Cookie Swap.

The best part of this cookie swap, though all of the delicious cookies are definitely great, is that the proceeds from participating in this cookie swap go directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.

Along with what the bloggers raised, OXO, Dixie Crystals, California Olive Ranch, and Brownie Brittle made matching donations up to $3000!

A great cause combined with great cookies makes for a great cookie swap!

Dark Chocolate Chip Peppermint Crunch Cookies from A Kitchen Addiction

For this year’s cookie swap I decided to make these dark chocolate peppermint crunch cookies. They are a thick, soft cookie that can handle being shipped without crumbling into a million pieces.

That, and they taste like Christmas.

That is, if peppermint is a flavor that makes you think of Christmas. It does for me. Peppermint and gingerbread are my favorite Christmas flavors.

So, it only seemed natural to combine one of my favorite Christmas flavors with my favorite dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies Recipe l

Peppermint extract and Andes peppermint crunch baking chips give these dark chocolate cookies a rich flavor.

Perfect for dunking in a big glass of cold milk or a steaming mug of coffee!

These cookies didn’t last long at our house, so it was probably a good thing that I was shipping most of them to other bloggers! Hopefully Jennifer, Racquel, and Rebecca enjoyed them as much as we did!

Dark Chocolate Chip Peppermint Crunch Cookies from A Kitchen Addiction

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

These Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies are thick, soft cookies loaded with dark chocolate and peppermint crunch pieces! This easy recipe is sure to become a favorite!


  • 3/4 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup Andes peppermint crunch baking chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. In a the bowl of a stand mixer (or with an electric mixer), cream together butter and sugars. Add in milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract and beat until creamy.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until combined. Stir in dark chocolate chips and peppermint baking chips.
  4. Drop by tablespoon full onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. (Middles may appear under-baked but will set as they cool.)
  5. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and may not always be accurate. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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 Dark Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction



Saturday 5th of November 2022

Liked this recipe cause it had less sugar than other recipes. I added espresso powder. Cookies came out great.

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Saturday 5th of November 2022

Great idea to add espresso powder! 😋

Alyce Goldberg

Wednesday 12th of December 2018

This recipe will be perfect for a cookie swap. How many does this recipe make?


Saturday 20th of December 2014

We made our first batch of Christmas cookies... but nothing since then. These are inspiring me to get back to baking some more before the big day. :)


Saturday 20th of December 2014

Oh how I love a good chocolate peppermint cookie! Yours look fabulously thick and chewy! :) Pinned!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

oooh these cookies would be the perfect addition to any Christmas cookie tray!!!

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