Peppermint Mocha Cookies

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You know it’s Christmas time when Peppermint Mocha Cookies are baking in the oven. These simple chocolate cookies are made festive by dipping them in white chocolate and then adding peppermint sprinkles. So easy and SO delicious!

Tis the season for Holiday Cookie Platters! We love including Soft and Chewy Gingersnap CookiesFrosted Sugar Cookie Bars, the Best Snickerdoodle Scones, and some Easy Homemade Toffee!

A plate of cookies on a green tea towel.

Mocha Cookies

Peppermint mocha is the epitome of Christmas treats. Chocolate plus coffee plus candy canes equals cookie perfection. THIS one will always be one of my favorite holiday cookies FOR SURE.

Adding coffee to the chocolate cookie base is what creates the most delicious mocha flavor. If you’re a coffee lover like we are, you’re going to be thrilled with these holiday treats!

Why we love these cookies

  • These holiday cookies taste like brownies. Soft, fudgy, and super chocolatey – with a hint of coffee.
  • The combo of dark chocolate plus white chocolate is pure heaven.
  • They totally LOOK like Christmas with the peppermint crunch on top!
  • They make great gifts. Just wrap some cookies in some pretty wrapping or cellophane and tie a ribbon around the package.
Side shot of a plate of cookies.

Ingredients Used

  • Wet Ingredients – Butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla, and strong coffee are needed.
  • Dry Ingredients – Flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Dark Chocolate Chips – I love dark chocolate, but you could use semi-sweet chips as well.
  • White Chocolate – I used Ghirardelli melting wafers, but any white chocolate works.
  • Peppermint Sprinkles – You can make your own by crushing candy canes, or buy it in the sprinkle section of the store.

I use my cold brew coffee for these, and it adds the perfect flavor!

How to make Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Step 1
Make the cookie dough. Cream the butter and sugars together with a hand mixer. Then add the remaining wet ingredients – the egg, vanilla, and strong coffee. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Then add the dark chocolate chips and stir.

Step 2
Chill dough. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours. It’s ok to store the dough overnight as well.

Step 3
Roll into cookie balls. Roll the cookie dough into balls. You may need to use some cold water on your hands to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.

Step 4
Bake. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9-10 minutes or so.

Step 5
Cool. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes, and then remove the cookies to a cooling rack. Let them cool completely.

Step 6
Add white chocolate and peppermint sprinkles. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave at 50% power. Use a spoon to spread the white chocolate on half of the cookies, followed by a sprinkle of peppermint crystals, and set aside on a baking sheet.

Step 7
Add to party platters. Add these cookies to your holiday party platters! These will be a huge hit!

A sheet pan with the finished cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Use softened butter and room temperature eggs when mixing the cookie dough.
  • Refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours before baking.
  • Be sure to microwave the melting wafers at 50% power to avoid burning it.
  • Add the sprinkles to the cookies as soon as you dip them in the chocolate, to ensure that they stick. The chocolate dries quickly!

Storing and Freezing

  • Storing – Store these cookies in an airtight container on your countertop for 3-4 days.
  • Freezing – These cookies freeze well for up to three months. Make sure you use airtight containers or freezer bags.
Overhead shot of a white plate of peppermint mocha cookies, next to a green tea towel.

Other Holiday Cookies

You can freeze almost any of my holiday cookies. Plan ahead, freeze, and then assemble some impressive platters for your parties!

Side shot of three stacked cookies with a bite out of the top one.

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xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of a white plate of peppermint mocha cookies, next to a green tea towel.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

You know it's Christmas time when Peppermint Mocha Cookies are baking in the oven. These simple chocolate cookies are made festive by dipping them in white chocolate and then adding peppermint sprinkles. So easy and SO delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour – or 210 grams
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter – softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs – at room temp
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee – cooled
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 10 oz. white chocolate melting wafers – I use Ghirardelli
  • peppermint crunch sprinkles – I use Wilton

Instructions

  • Make the cookie dough. Cream the butter and sugars together with a hand mixer (or use a stand mixer). Then add the remaining wet ingredients – the egg, vanilla, and strong coffee. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir with a spoon until just combined. Then add the dark chocolate chips and stir.
  • Chill dough. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours. It’s ok to store the dough overnight as well.
  • Roll into cookie balls. Roll the cookie dough into approximately 18 balls. You may need to use some cold water on your hands to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
  • Bake. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9-10 minutes or so.
  • Cool. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes, and then remove the cookies to a cooling rack. Let them cool completely.
  • Add white chocolate and peppermint sprinkles. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave at 50% power. Use a spoon to spread the white chocolate on half of the cookies, followed by a sprinkle of peppermint crystals, and set aside on a baking sheet.
  • Add to party platters. Add these cookies to your holiday party platters! These will be a huge hit!

Notes

  • Use softened butter and room temperature eggs when mixing the cookie dough.
  • Refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours before baking.
  • Be sure to microwave the melting wafers at 50% power to avoid burning it.
  • Add the sprinkles to the cookies as soon as you dip them in the chocolate, to ensure that they stick. The chocolate dries quickly!

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I must make sure we put these out for ????. He deserves them.

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