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Peppermint Patty Fudge Cookies

Quick, easy, and utterly addictive – my Peppermint Patty Fudge Cookies redefine cookie perfection. These fudgy delights stay soft and gooey, making every bite a luscious, minty indulgence.

cooling wrap with peppermint patty cookies

 

If you share my love for the irresistible pairing of mint and chocolate, you’re in for a treat. These Peppermint Patty Fudge Cookies are not just a holiday delight but a year-round guilty pleasure. 

Picture rich, fudgy cookies infused with cool and refreshing swirls of York Peppermint Patty goodness. They’re a symphony of flavors and textures with a secret that’ll have you baking like a pro: underbaking! Just a minute or two is all it takes to keep them irresistibly soft and chewy. 

I always use this trick, from Oreo Pudding Cookies to Oatmeal Cranberry ones. Plus, you can pop one into the microwave for a few seconds and enjoy a fresh-out-of-the-oven taste. The cookies stay as chewy and gooey as the first day you baked them. 

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a newbie, these cookies are your ticket to cookie perfection. Get ready to experience the magic of these cookies; your taste buds won’t know what hit them!

peppermint patty cookie ingredients

Why You’ll Love These Peppermint Patty Cookies

  • Chocolate & Mint – These Peppermint Patty Fudge Cookies offer an irresistible union of rich, velvety chocolate and cool, refreshing peppermint. If you’re a fan of this classic pairing, get ready to fall in love all over again.
  • Quick & Easy – With this recipe, you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to achieve cookie perfection. They’re quick and easy to make, perfect for satisfying those sudden, intense cravings for a sweet treat.
  • Soft & Gooey – Underbaking is the secret to these cookies’ greatness. They emerge from the oven soft and chewy. They keep that fresh-out-of-the-oven goodness even after they’ve cooled.
  • An Any-Season Treat – While they make an excellent holiday treat, these cookies are so delicious that you’ll want to enjoy them all year. Scoop and freeze the dough. Then,  whether it’s a special occasion or just a regular day, they’re ready to deliver a touch of festive joy to your taste buds.
  • Exceptionally Shareable – The sheer delight these cookies bring will make you a hero among friends and family. They’re half the calories if you share with a friend! It’s a guilt-free way to indulge in some sweet generosity.
adding chocolate chips and chopped peppermint patties to chocolate cookie dough

What You’ll Need

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  • Flour – All-purpose flour has the perfect protein content to create tender cookies that hold their shape without getting dense.
  • Cocoa Powder – Use unsweetened cocoa powder. The extra richness will elevate the flavor even more if you can get your hands on Dutch-processed cocoa.
  • Salt
  • Chocolate – You’ll need chocolate to melt and chocolate chips to add to the dough. I recommend using semi-sweet for the melted chocolate and then ½ semi-sweet and ½ milk chocolate as the mix-in chips. However, feel free to use whatever chocolate ratios you prefer. Dark chocolate and milk chocolate would be just as delicious and less sweet. 
  • Eggs – Room temperature eggs will incorporate into the dough more easily than cold ones. 
  • Vanilla Extract – For a gourmet touch, use vanilla paste instead. 
  • Butter – Unsalted butter allows you to control the salty flavor. If you use salted butter, omit the added salt. 
  • Brown Sugar – You can use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar. The light version will give a mild yet rich flavor, and brown sugar will create an intense, almost maple flavor. 
  • Sugar – Granulated sugar dissolves and disperses evenly into the dough for the ideal sweetness.
  • Peppermint Patties
baked peppermint patty cookie on a baking sheet

How To Make Peppermint Patty Cookies

  • Prepare Dry Ingredients. Begin by sifting together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Set this mixture aside for later use.
  • Melt Chocolate. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Or, use a microwave and heat it at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir, then repeat in 30-second intervals until smooth and melted.
  • Cream Butter and Sugars. Cream the butter in a mixing bowl for about 1 minute until smooth. Then, add both the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat the mixture until well combined, creating a sandy texture. 
  • Add Wet Ingredients. Incorporate the eggs and vanilla. Then, slowly pour in the melted chocolate with the mixer on low. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Incorporate Dry Ingredients. Gradually introduce the sifted flour mixture, mixing until it’s just combined. Using a spatula, gently fold in the chocolate chips and Peppermint Patties. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill.
  • Preheat and Bake: Preheat your oven to 350°F. Scoop out small balls of the chilled dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. Keep an eye on the edges, which should be set while the centers remain soft. 
  • Cool. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to rest on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes (they will continue to cook slightly). Afterward, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Chill for Intensified Flavor: For an even richer flavor, refrigerate the cookie dough for a few hours or overnight. This allows the ingredients to meld and enhances the chocolate-mint goodness.
  • Experiment with Mint Extract: If you’re a mint enthusiast, add a drop or two of mint extract to the dough for an extra burst of minty freshness.
  • Double the Recipe: These cookies disappear fast, so consider doubling the recipe to have plenty to share or save for later. They freeze well and make a delightful surprise for future cravings.
  • Freeze Dough for Later: Roll extra dough into cookie-sized balls, freeze them on a baking sheet, then store them in a zip-top bag. Bake straight from the freezer for a fresh batch anytime.
  • Parchment Paper Perfection: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. It prevents cookies from sticking and makes cleanup a breeze.
peppermint patty cookies stacked
Can I Use Regular Chocolate Bars Instead Of Chocolate Chips?

Absolutely! You can use your favorite chocolate bars for melting, but make sure to break them into smaller pieces for even melting.

Can I Use Peppermint Extract If I Don’t Have Peppermint Patties?

While you can use peppermint extract for a minty flavor, it won’t provide the same texture and surprise as Peppermint Patties. They add a delightful crunch and gooey center.

peppermint patty chocolate cookies on the counter

More Must Make Cookie Recipes

Yield: 36

Peppermint Patty Fudge Cookies

close up peppermint patty cookie on a cooling rack

Peppermint Patty Fudge Cookies redefine cookie perfection. These fudgy delights stay soft and gooey, making every bite a luscious, minty indulgence.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 whole large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 14 mini Peppermint Patties, chopped

Instructions

  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. Using an electric mixer, cream butter for about 1 minute, until smooth. Add sugar and brown sugar. Beat until well combined, it will be a very sandy texture.
  4. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until the eggs are fully incorporated.
  5. With the mixer on low, slowly add the melted chocolate. Mix until everything is well combined.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture, mix until it is just combined.
  7. Using a spatula fold in the chocolate chips and the Peppermint Patties. Put the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  9. Scoop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are set. The center will appear soft.
  10. 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.

Notes

Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Nutrition Information

Yield

36

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 131Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 15mgSodium 68mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 2g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Sandra

Friday 22nd of December 2023

I love these fudgy treats! Can't wait to make it again with the kids!

Amanda Batcher

Thursday 21st of December 2023

This is a fantastic idea! I need to try these immediately!

Beth

Thursday 21st of December 2023

These cookies are SO GOOD! I made them last night just because they sounded so amazing, and I was blown away. I love all that chocolate and peppermint.

Magic of Spice

Sunday 23rd of December 2012

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

Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Wednesday 19th of December 2012

Peppermint patties are my down fall - can't get enough of them. These cookies sounds amazing!

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