Peppermint Patty Fudge Cookies


I am sure I have told you this before, but I love mint and chocolate together, especially during this time of year.  So when you have a chocolatey, fudgy cookie that includes York Peppermint Patties, I am in love.  In my adult life, Peppermint Patties have become a guilty pleasure of  mine.

I saw these cookies awhile ago on Pinterest, and knew they would make a great holiday cookie.  And boy was I right!  They are rich and full of chocolate.  But the peppermint swirled throughout leaves such a cooling and light finish to them.  I haven’t brought cookies to school in awhile, so I decided to change that.  I brought them right before their lunch break, so I was still there when they were being eaten.  Let’s just say they went over well.  I made them wait a whole 6 days for the recipe, so hopefully they still love me :)

I know there are lots of people out there who aren’t big bakers, so I am going to let you in on a little secret.  The trick to a great cookie….under bake it.  Seriously.  Not crazy amounts, just a minute or two.  They stay soft and chewy for much longer.  Plus if you want to microwave it for a few seconds for the fresh out of the oven taste, they are still gooey!  And in my opinion, nothing beats a gooey cookie.

Yields 3

Fudgy chocolate cookie with cool peppermint patties

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 Tbls butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 14 mini Peppermint Patties, chopped


  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate. If using a microwave heat at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir. Repeat at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
  3. Cream butter for about 1 minute, until smooth. Add sugar and brown sugar. Beat until well combined, it will be a very sandy texture. Mix in eggs and vanilla. With the mixer on low, slowly add the melted chocolate. Mix until everything is well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture, mix until it is just combined. Using a spatula fold in the chocolate chips and the Peppermint Patties. Put the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are set. The center will appear soft. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies set on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes (they will continue to cook a little). Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.





  1. These look great! I’m so glad you enjoyed them as much as I did!! They are very soft and gooey, which I love. I can see two very slight changes to the recipe and I love learning new baking tips – I’d love to know how this recipe worked with just a tad less flour (I felt mine was too sticky without the extra tablespoon) and with 1/2 cup of different chocolate chips opposed to my version?

    • Sally – I actually used more flour than you because it was sticky. You used an extra tablespoon, I used an extra 1/4 cup. The different chocolate chips was partially because that was what I had opened :) And partially because I wanted them a little sweeter because of the cocoa powder and the dark chocolate on the peppermint patties. I am not a dark chocolate person :)

      • Very good!! I overlooked the flour comparison at 6am this morning when I was stalking the post. lol! Forgive my sleepy eyes. :) I had to add more flour to the cookie dough as well since I got it from the new best recipe cookbook but stopped at the 1tbsp. If I find it’s much too sticky witht the 1 tbsp, I know adding up to 1/4 cup will be just fine. Thanks Erin!

  2. Gorgeous!

  3. Look at those beauties! I have a really hard time resisting anything that is peppermint or mint. So delicious!

  4. Beautiful-I just saw this cookies recipe and thought it looked so good;-)

  5. Mint and chocolate always go over well at my home – – these look insanly delicious!!

  6. Yum! I didn’t like peppermint patties as a kid, but now as an adult I can’t get enough! Isn’t it funny how palates change?

  7. Mint and chocolate go so perfectly together, especially this time of year!

  8. I like chocolate and mint together as well. These cookies look wonderful. :)

  9. These cookies look delish, Erin! I love the peppermint pattys!

  10. So true about slightly under-baking cookies, although I still have to remind myself that it’s okay…really! 😀 I’d love a plateful of these cookies in front of me right now (instead of dinner!).

    Peppermint patties are my guilty pleasure too. 😉

  11. My dad would LOVE these. He’s a sucker for York peppermint patties. Mmm!

  12. I love chocolate & peppermint too! These look so good, & great for the holidays!

  13. I love peppermint patties!!! These cooks look fantastic!!

  14. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    I go between wanting them slightly underbaked to likely it a little more crispy:)These look fantastic and so perfect for holiday baking time:)

  15. Peppermint patties are my weakness, these cookies look fantastic!

  16. Erin, these sound melt-in-your-mouth delicious and perfect for a winter treat, actually any time of the year. Very yummy!

  17. yum. I love Peppermint patties! never thought to add them to cookies!

  18. These really are the perfect holiday cookies! I can’t wait to make these for Jason – he’ll be thrilled!

  19. I love me some peppermint patties and these cookies look like they are awesome!!

  20. yum! peppermint patties are one of my guilty pleasures!

  21. Peppermint patties are my down fall – can’t get enough of them. These cookies sounds amazing!

  22. That is such a great and classic combination :) They do give a wonderful and delicious holiday feel!


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