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Peppermint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: SouthernShelle


A brownie-like cookie with the classic flavor combination of peppermint and chocolate. 



  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. Peppermint Extract
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 12 oz Mint Chocolate M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium bowl sift together the all purpose flour and cocoa powder then whisk in the salt and baking powder.  Set aside. 
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy, abut 3 minutes. 
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time, letting each egg completely mix in before adding the next.  Then add the peppermint extract. 
  5. Turn the mixer speed to low and then add the flour/cocoa mixture in 2-3 additions until a dough is formed.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the m&ms with a spatula. 
  6. Scoop the cookies with a medium cookie scoop onto the baking sheet leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. 
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to cool.