Christmas Cookie Winner! Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies


This recipe is so easy, and so fun to make. I saw a similar recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, and my daughter, Leigh, begged me to make some. She made the orignal recipe all by herself, and we were all impressed. Since, as a Recipe Developer, I get paid to create recipes for a living, I decided I would try to rival her with this variation. Try them for yourself and let me know what you think. 


Super-Duper Chocolate Peppermint Kisses

Prep: 20 minutes

Bake: 8 minutes

Yield: 20 cookies


1 (161/2-ounce) package chocolate chip cookie dough

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup chocolate-flavored sprinkles

20 peppermint chocolate kisses, unwrapped (chocolate kisses may be substituted)


1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine cookie dough and cocoa powder. Seal bag; knead with your hands until dough is well mixed. Remove dough from bag.

2. Place chocolate sprinkles in a shallow dish or small bowl. Place milk in a shallow dish or small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, Dip balls in milk to moisten, then roll balls in chcolate sprinkles to coat. Place balls 2-inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.

3. Bake in a preheated oven about 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Immediately press a peppermint kiss into the center of each cookie. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool. 

To store: Place cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

10 thoughts on “Christmas Cookie Winner! Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies”

  1. Wow! These sound delicious! I almost want to cancel my Saturday night plans and stay home and bake! I guess I’ll have to wait til tomorrow. Yum!

  2. For such beautiful cookies, they were so easy to make and delicious. These will make great neighbor gifts. I can’t wait for the hubby and kids to see them this afternoon. They will think that I went to great lengths to pamper them!

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  4. What kind of cookie dough do you use, is it the kind which is already made up? that can be found in the refrigerator section of the grocery store?

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