Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday, November 5, 2012
We love Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies during Christmas. I'm a mint and chocolate aholic when the temperature drops so these definitely hit the spot.

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, and chewy with a crispy edge. They are perfect for dipping in hot chocolate or milk, while snuggled up next to the fireplace. Plus Santa's sure to love them! 

Shall we make the recipe?

Roll call of characters.. Butter..Check...Chocolate chips, sugar, 100% pure instant coffee, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, eggs, all-purpous flour, baking powder and last but not least soft peppermint candies. Check, check and double check!   
Ok step number one make sure you buy enough chocolate chips. Upon starting I realized the recipe called for 3 cups and a 12 ounce bag only contains 2 cups of chocolate chips. Luckily for me I had a half bag leftover from another adventure I was able to save the day with! 
Melt butter and chocolate chips over medium heat in a small saucepan while stirring constantly until smooth.
Melted chooocolate....
Add chocolate to a mixing bowl and add sugar. Beat until combined.
Add 3 teaspoons of the coffee granules to the chocolate mixture.
Then vanilla.
Oh, and don't forget the peppermint!  Beat until combined.
Add all 3 eggs and beat until well combined.
Add flour, and baking powder. Mix until well combined.
Chocolaty goodness! 
Stir in your remaining 2 cups chocolate chips.
Crush soft peppermint candies. I found the candies left dents in my wooden rolling pin. So we moved on to...
Our nut chopper and found it worked perfect! 
Scoop cookies onto a parchement or silpat lined baking sheet using a medium sized cookie scoop and sprinkle with crushed soft peppermint candies. 

Tip: I made 2 different sized cookies one using my standard sized cookie scoop and then for larger cookies I made a double scoop of dough and rolled them into a ball together. For standard sized cookies bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. For larger cookies I baked mine 12-15 minutes or until set.

Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Enjoy with a tall glass of milk, mocha or a cuppa hot chocolate! 

Yield: 36 Cookies
Nutrition facts: 240 calories, 10 grams fat

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft chewy Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is a Christmas Cookie must have.
5 out of 5 based on 6 user ratings
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 30 mins


  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 3 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Divided
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint
  • 3 whole Large Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 12 whole Soft Peppermint Candies (Crushed)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter, and 1 cup chocolate morsels, in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  3. Transfer chocolate mixture into a large mixer bowl; add sugar and beat until combined. Add coffee granules, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract; beat just until combined. Beat in eggs. Add flour and baking powder, mixing until all is incorporated.
  4. Fold in remaining 2 cups chocolate morsels.
  5. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart, using a medium sized cookie scoop. Sprinkle each cookie with a little of the crushed peppermint candies.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Allow to cool for about 2 minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies are a holiday favorite and great for Christmas Cookie trays. Soft, chewy and fun to make!

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. Love this peppermint mocha cookies, that too with chocolate . Delicious.

  2. This looks like a perfect Christmas-time cookie! I'm a fan of peppermint and chocolate together!

  3. Scrumptious! Perfect for my Christmas cookie plate!

  4. Awesome! Its sounding incredibly delicious. Loved it.

  5. These are incredible! I love peppermint mochas! A perfect cookie and coffee combination! :)

  6. Yummo, love the peppermint candy sprinkled on top!

  7. Ohhhh these look like the perfect accompaniment to my peppermint mocha!! :) I love that you used the nut chopper for the peppermint candies - so creative and resourceful!

  8. So we just bought these white chocolate peppermint pretzels...and I think they would be perfect to use in these cookies! My husband would flip for it.

  9. What is the yield for these, anyone know?

  10. My cookies were nice and soft after taking them out of the oven. The next day they turned super hard. They have to be dunked in milk or coffee or you might chip a tooth. Why did this happen? Help??

    1. I am sorry your cookies turned so hard the next day. I have not run into this problem with this recipe myself, but my first guess would be they were over cooked. Did you bake the cookies for the minimum time or the maximum? I would try to cut down the baking time if you make the cookies again, everyone's ovens so different it defiantly could have affected the baking time. I hope this helps and you have a wonderful Holiday.

  11. do u have to use instant coffee? I only have regular coffee.

    1. Hi Michelle, If you don't have instant coffee you could just leave it out. Have a wonderful day!


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