Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rich chocolatey cookies with a hint of holiday peppermint.

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

As we wind down the year, many of us are deep in the jungle of making holiday treats and cookies.  And what a great time of year that is! Baking cookies always makes me happy.

And as part of my cookie baking festivities, this year I have decided to take part in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. What happened is that food bloggers from all over have given a charitable donation to be able to participate in the cookie swap. Then each of us bakes up a cookie recipe which we later post on our blogs (this post is mine) and the cookies we bake we send off to three lucky bloggers as a holiday surprise. In return, each of us received a dozen  cookies from three other bloggers. And as well, some lovely gifts from the sponsors.

The swap has been graciously hosted by Julie at The Little Kitchen and Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil. Thank you, ladies, for being so generous with your time and efforts! It is SO worth it to help children in need!

My cookies for this  first year are Peppermint chocolate chip cookies, which I know I could do well and also would ship  fabulously. No sense in making delicate cookies if they won’t arrive intact! I do have some tips for shipping cookies you might like to save:

Cookie Shipping Tips

  1. Choose cookies which are  not so delicate that they break easily.
  2. Wrap each  cookie individually inside of a cookie tin or other sturdy container
  3. Place the cookie tin inside of a shipping box with lots of good padding, such as bubble wrap or packing peanuts.
  4. Make sure the inner tin cannot shift around from its bouncy ride during delivery.
  5. Don’t forget to properly address the cookies or it will be coming right back!

I hope everyone has a wonderful time baking up the cookies, and be sure to visit the other bloggers  to see all of the cookies that were made. It’s going to be a ton of different recipes!

Happy Holidays to all from Palatable Pastime!


Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Servings: 36
  • Difficulty: easy
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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown  sugar
  • 2 large pastured organic eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coca, sifted
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies (candy canes), divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars in an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time as well as vanilla; mix until smooth.
  4. Stir together sifted flours and coca with baking soda and salt.
  5. Gradually add to mixer to form a dough. Scrape the bottom to get all the flour mixed in.
  6. Fold in the dark chocolate chips and half of the crushed peppermint candy.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a silpat lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  9. Immediately top with a bit more candies while it is soft and tap down lightly so they stick.
  10. Cool another minute, then finish cooling on a wire rack.
  11. From the kitchen of

The giveaway is over.   Thank you.


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