Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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These chocolate peppermint cookies are a heavenly combination of sweet chocolate and zesty peppermint. Made with just 5 ingredients and no baking required!

chocolate peppermint cookies.

Chocolate and peppermint are such an underrated combination.

Sure, it may not be as popular as peanut butter and chocolate, but if you’ve tried our junior mints or peppermint patties before, you’ll know it’s actually the MVP.

Inspired by our mint chocolate cake, we transformed the delicious flavors into delicious cookies!

Table of Contents
  1. Why you’ll love this chocolate peppermint cookies recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make chocolate peppermint cookies? 
  4. Tips to make the best recipe
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Recommended tools to make this recipe
  7. More delicious cookies recipes to try 
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Recipe Card)

Why you’ll love this chocolate peppermint cookies recipe

  • Easy to make. With just 5 ingredients, these cookies are ridiculously easy to make. They don’t even need to be baked!
  • Delicious. The final taste of these cookies is so good that it’s sure to please everyone. 
  • Easy to customize. You can easily toss in some candy canes or sprinkles to customize these as per your taste. 
  • Perfect for every occasion. Like thin mints, these are the kind of cookies you can make on any occasion.

What I love the most about these chocolate peppermint cookies is they are a perfect combo of sweet and minty flavor. And the peppermint flavor is just right – not too strong, but definitely noticeable. 

peppermint chocolate cookies.

Ingredients needed

Just six simple ingredients are needed to make these delicious cookies. And here is the list: 

  •  Almond butter. Smooth and drippy. You can substitute this with peanut butter or cashew butter.
  •  Maple syrup. Sweetens the cookies and helps keep them soft and chewy.
  •  Oat flour. Ground up oats. You can make your own or buy it from any grocery store. It’s also safe-to-eat raw.
  • Cocoa powder. For the classic chocolaty flavor and texture of the cookies. 
  • Peppermint extract. Adds that refreshing peppermint flavor to the recipe. 
  • Chocolate chips. Optional. 

How to make chocolate peppermint cookies? 

  1. Prep. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet and then set it aside.
  2. Melt wet ingredients. Mix almond butter and maple syrup in a bowl and microwave it for 20-second intervals. Add in the peppermint extract and whisk until it combines.
  3. Make the cookie dough. Fold the mixture through oat flour and cocoa powder to create a thick dough. After the dough cools, you can add the chocolate chips.
  4. Shape and chill. Scoop out portions of the dough and shape them into cookies. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
peppermint chocolate chip cookies.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Avoid overheating the almond butter. The almond butter/syrup has to be melted but shouldn’t be too hot as it can melt the chocolate chips.
  • Sift the flour. If your oat flour is more on the coarse side, sift it carefully to ensure the cookies don’t have clumps.
  • Use peppermint extract. You may see peppermint, spearmint, or even a generic mint extract. Always choose the peppermint kind, as it has the best mint flavor and no added sugar.
  • Add mix-ins. These cookies are super easy to customize, to add some chopped candy canes, candy buttons, or even drizzle some melted chocolate over them.

Storage instructions

To store. Put leftover cookies in an airtight container to store in the fridge for up to two weeks. 

To freeze. Place the cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up 6 months.

  • Baking Sheet. To provide a surface for the cookies to set on.
  • Cookie Scoop. To scoop and shape cookies from the dough.
  • Whisk. To mix the ingredients, and make a smoother dough.
chocolate peppermint cookies recipe.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can peppermint candies be used instead of peppermint extract?

Yes, peppermint candies can be used as an alternative to peppermint extract. However, the mint flavor will be more subtle.

Can melted chocolate be used instead of cocoa powder?

While melted chocolate can be used instead of cocoa powder, we recommend not doing so, as it can compromise the texture of the cookies.

chocolate peppermint cookie recipe.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

5 from 1 vote
These chocolate peppermint cookies are a heavenly combination of sweet chocolate and zesty peppermint. Made with just 5 ingredients and no baking required!
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, add the almond butter and maple syrup and microwave in 20-second increments until warm. Add the peppermint extract and whisk together until combined.
  • Fold through the oat flour and cocoa powder until a thick dough remains. Let the mixture cool slightly, then add the chocolate chips. 
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop portions of the dough and place them on the lined sheet. Press down on each one into a cookie shape.
  • Refrigerate the cookies for 30 minutes to firm up. 

Notes

TO STORE. Put leftover cookies in an airtight container to store in the fridge for up to two weeks. 
TO FREEZE. Place the cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 249mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 0.2IUCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 18g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Whenever I think of peppermint, I think of my grandmother. She always had the Andes mints in her purse.

  2. I love your recipes, but I would really love it even more if you could post the calories per serving too. Thanks for considering it..

    1. Hi Jean! Because I share alternatives, it’s hard to provide an accurate count. You can easily calculate it using myfitnesspal, based on your ingredients! Thanks for understanding 🙂

  3. Junior Mints! You know what this world needs more of? Junior Mints! No one is mad when they’re chomping on Junior Mints!

    Also, I had to go Google that phrase…you kinda baited me into doing it. And I discovered the source. (Psst…that’s a not-so-secret guilty pleasure of yours! Haha!) Anyways, love these cookies. And I love that they are no-bake! Those chocolate chips on top look amazing. 🙂

    1. I swear they’ve become extinct- I need to hunt more down.

      And shhhhhh. They are from your HOMETOWN. I think I saw you in an episode.

  4. Having long time friends is the best. I always associate s’mores with my two best childhood girlfriends because we would make them ALL the time. I also can’t understand why anyone would omit the peppermint, but apparently there are people out there who don’t like chocolate/mint together, which is sad.