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Chocolate Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

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Chocolate and peppermint are such a classic combination, especially during the holidays. These Chocolate Stuffed Peppermint Cookies take Christmas cookies to the next level.

One bite and your taste buds are met with the cool flavor of peppermint. It’s subtle and not overpowering in this cookie. 

Overhead photo of stacked chocolate peppermint stuffed cookies on a Christmas plate.

Ingredients for Chocolate Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

Not including the peppermint patties, you probably have everything in your pantry to make these cookies with a Christmas flair.

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Cocoa
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Mini Peppermint Patties (I used York Minis)

Chocolate peppermint lovers are really going to fall for these cookies. Rich chocolate flavor married with the cool burst of peppermint make for a classic cookie.

These peppermint patty cookies are slightly soft but sturdy making them perfect for mailing. Family and friends are sure to love this recipe using York peppermint patties. Even though it’s the mini version.

Cookie dough in a hand with a peppermint patty in the middle.

Tips and Tricks

These will make your life easier when making this recipe. Plus the last one just might be life changing.

  1. Use a cookie scoop to make even cookies.
  2. Roll the dough in a ball and flatten the ball. Place the peppermint patty in the center and cover it completely with the cookie dough.
  3. Don’t skip letting the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few mintues. If you move them too soon, they could break.
  4. These peppermint filled cookies are so good warm from the oven. Once completely cool, store in a covered container on the counter.
  5. Reheat cookies, one or two at a time, in the microwave for 5-7 seconds to warm them. 

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Recipe - Chocolate Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 43 minutes

Plan ahead - this cookie dough needs to chill for about an hour!


  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 24 mini YORK Peppermint Patties


    1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar. Add in egg, milk, and vanilla extract, blending thoroughly.
    2. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, incorporating well. Refrigerate dough for about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. (Dough will still be a little soft).
    3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet, line with parchment paper, or use a silicone baking mat. Remove wrappers from peppermint patties.
    4. Roll dough into 1-¼ inch balls. For each cookie flatten the ball slightly and gently press one peppermint pattie into the dough. Mold dough around the pattie so that it is completely covered. Place on prepared cookie sheet..
    5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until the cookie is set. Cool slightly, about 3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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Tuesday 7th of December 2021

That cool and minty patty in the middle really makes the cookie and brings all the holiday flavors together! YUM!


Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Chocolate and mint are such a great combination of flavors. And these cookies look so delicious! Full of flavor.

Lisa Kerhin

Thursday 11th of November 2021

Stuffed cookies are always a welcome treat in our house. These sound like I need to make them soon


Wednesday 10th of November 2021

My son loves all things peppermint, he is going to love these!


Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Chocolate peppermint is THE holiday flavor in my mind! Love that these have a "surprise"!

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