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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies ~ Flash Back Friday

One of the joys of Christmas baking is to get the whole family involved and so picking cookies that are child friendly to make are a great idea.  This simple little drop cookie is so easy for kids to make and it looks fancy with some easy techniques.    I first posted this recipe in 2008  just a year after our two oldest grandchildren were born.  Our five granchildren aged between nine and five all love to help me bake.

Chocolate Peppermint Drop Cookies

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee or water
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons crushed candy canes

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • additional crushed candy canes for sprinkling on top
  1. Cream the butter with the sugar.
  2. Add the egg and the vanilla and beat well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the hot coffee and the cocoa and stir until no lumps remain.
  4. After it has completely cooled, add to the sugar mixture.
  5. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and the crushed candy canes.
  7. Drop by a small ice cream scoop onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes for little cookies at 350. The shiny spot in the middle of the cookie should have gone dull but don't wait longer than that to remove them from the oven.
  9. Melt the chocolate chips and white chocolate chips separately.
  10. Put each of the melted chocolate in a zip loc bags or cake decorating bags and cut a small hole in the corner to squeeze the chocolate onto the cookie as shown.
  11. Sprinkle a little bit of crushed candy cane on top of each cookie while the chocolate is still melted.
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen small cookies


  1. Those cookies sure do look fancy! Yum. Your grandgirlies are growing up so fast and are taking after you with their baking skills. Love the candy cane crushing picture. Have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family Lovella!

  2. The pictures of your grandgirlies, are just so cute!

  3. The ingredients list 3 TBSP of crushed candy canes, to be added to the mix & also sprinkled on top. About how much do I need to reserve for sprinkling?

    1. Marivene, sorry about the recipe being vague. I put all the 3 tbsp of crushed candy cane in the cookie but then crush an additonal candy cane or so for the garnish. I've corrected the recipe now.

  4. Those look awful good! Love the very attentive sous chefs you have there. Who knows? Perhaps one day they'll be publishing a cookbook.


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