Holiday chocolate-peppermint cookie recipe

Creative Commons/Courtesy

While finals officially arrive this week, why not make the most of your overwhelming procrastination with a cookie break? These chocolatey morsels of holiday goodness combine a little spice with a whole lot of nice to power you through end-of-semester crunch time.herbivore_240x310


  • 1 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 & 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 crushed candy canes



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Set aside a nongreased cookie sheet.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, peppermint and sugar. Beat in the egg.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and candy canes.
  6. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.

Screen Shot 2014-12-12 at 3.39.54 PM


Image Sources: Eric, Cameron Incoll under Creative Commons

Contact Christina Fossum at [email protected].