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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Chocolate cookie on a spatula over a cooling rack.

Chocolate Stuffed Peppermint Cookies

Plan ahead – this cookie dough needs to chill for about an hour!
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Chilling Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 43 minutes
Course: Christmas Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 dozen


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


  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar. Add in egg, milk, and vanilla extract, blending thoroughly.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • 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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  1. That cool and minty patty in the middle really makes the cookie and brings all the holiday flavors together! YUM!

  2. Chocolate and peppermint are a divine combo and this is a perfect cookie for the holiday season. Our family would love these delicious cookies!

  3. These chocolate stuffed peppermint cookies look delicious and I love the peppermint surprise in the middle ! Such a great cookie to make for the holidays, adding this one to my baking list 🙂

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