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Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe – The Perfect Christmas Cookie

Although I love a hot, delicious Pumpkin Spice latte, I also love Peppermint Mocha lattes. The flavor combo of peppermint flavor and chocolate is one of my favorite holiday traditions. Serve up a holiday cookie tray of these Peppermint Mocha cookies at Christmas parties and family gatherings this year! If you like these chewy peppermint mocha cookies, try my Peppermint Mocha Glazed Donut Holes, too!

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This recipe is great because not only do these cookies look fun and festive, the kids can help dip and sprinkle. It is so super easy and delicious! If you want another fancy Christmas cookie, check out this recipe for raspberry bow tie cookies.

As the chilly winds of winter begin to sweep across the landscape, there’s nothing quite like snuggling up by the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa in one hand and a plate of peppermint mocha cookies in the other. These delightful treats capture the essence of the holiday season, combining the rich coffee flavor and chocolate with the cool, refreshing zing of peppermint. Let’s find out why these cookies are one of the favorite holiday cookies!

A Brief History of Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint mocha cookies, a festive fusion of coffee and peppermint, have gained popularity in recent years, thanks in part to the widespread love for peppermint mocha beverages during the holiday season. However, the origins of these delectable cookies can be traced back to the traditional holiday flavors and the evolution of the modern dessert.

The Perfect Blend of Flavors

Peppermint mocha cookies are the perfect harmony of flavors. The rich, robust notes of coffee or espresso blend seamlessly with the deep, cocoa-rich chocolate, creating a decadent base. But it’s the addition of crushed peppermint candies or candy canes, and peppermint extract that elevates these cookies to another level. The bright, minty freshness of peppermint acts as a beautiful counterbalance to the deep, dark chocolate and coffee, making every bite a heavenly experience. And I have added an extra flavor with white chocolate!

Recipe: Homemade Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and get baking with a delightful homemade peppermint mocha cookie recipe. These cookies are perfect for gifting, sharing with loved ones, or simply indulging in on a cozy winter evening. 

(And if you make them with this Bosch mixer, the process is easier and more fun!)


These cookies would be delicious alongside your favorite peppermint mocha coffee recipe or with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve! 

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Recipe

Yield: 16 cookies

These Peppermint Mocha Cookies are a great Christmas treat!


  • one 8 oz bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP espresso
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 bag Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers
  • 1 bag of peppermint candy


Chocolate Cookie Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Add chocolate chips and butter to a glass bowl.
  4. In a microwave heat on HIGH power in 20 second periods.
  5. Stir after each 20 seconds until the chocolate mixture has melted and is smooth add espresso and stir.
  6. Allow to cool for 25 - 30 minutes.
  7. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  8. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whip together eggs, egg yolk, brown sugar and granulated sugar until pale, fluffy and creamy, about 3 minutes.
  9. Add the in vanilla and peppermint. Stirring to blend all of the ingredients.
  10. Add in the chocolate mixture. Mix well.
  11. Stir dry mixture into egg/chocolate mixture just until combined with a wooden spoon.
  12. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  13. Using a small ice cream scoop form dough balls.
  14. Put them on the parchment lined cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart.
  15. Bake at 350° for 8 - 11 minutes.
  16. Remove from oven allowing the cookies to cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes.
  17. Move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Topping Directions: 

  1. Line cookie sheets with wax paper.
  2. Put the peppermint candy into a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush into small pieces.
  3. Using a double boiler, melt the white chocolate wafers.
  4. Dip on half of each chocolate cookie into the melted white chocolate.
  5. Sprinkle each dipped cookie with crushed peppermint candy.
  6. Lay the cookies on wax paper until they are completely dried and cooled.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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This post was originally written in November 2015, revised October 5, 2023.

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Friday 16th of December 2022

Recipe calls for salt and peppermint in the batter but not listed on ingredients list. Only 1/2 cup flour? Need some help here please and thank you


Thursday 12th of January 2023

I apologize! It's fixed now.

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