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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

These Peppermint Mocha Cookies are great for cookies exchanges with a combination of mint and chocolate flavors that are so good they’ll impress your family and friends!

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Would you like to try a new and exciting Christmas cookie recipe for the holiday season? If so, the Peppermint Mocha Cookies make for the perfect holiday cookie to bake for family, friends, and even co-workers. If you plan on doing a cookie exchange, you can make these cookies and rest assured knowing that no one else will have the same ones that you are bringing to the exchange event.

how to make Peppermint Mocha Cookies

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Making the Peppermint Mocha Cookies from scratch is far better than buying pre-made dough or cookies that have already been baked and were sitting out in some store for weeks on end. With a few important baking ingredients, such as sweet cream butter, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, baking soda, and baking powder, you will have easily prepared these highly-rated, mouth-watering cookies.

In addition to the basic ingredients for the cookie dough, you will also need a few ingredients for the cookie coating and the chocolate ganache that you will use on the Peppermint Mocha Cookies to give them their great taste.

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies Variations

The Peppermint Mocha Cookies call for peppermint sprinkles that you would add on top of them to make them sweeter and enhance their appearance. However, you do not necessarily need to use peppermint sprinkles.

You can use any sprinkles that you would personally prefer to have on your cookies, including sugar sprinkles in holiday-themed colors, such as red and green. The chocolate ganache used on top of these cookies consists of traditional chocolate chips, but you can also use chocolate chips in all different kinds of flavors to create a custom taste for your Peppermint Mocha Cookie

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Ingredients

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 C sugar
½ C light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure peppermint extract
2 ¾ C flour
½ C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt

Coating Ingredients

1 C of sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon sugar

How to Make Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Using a large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until combined and creamy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined. Beat in the peppermint.

Using another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined.

Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined and a dough forms.

Using a small bowl, whisk together the 1 C of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon.

Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out about 1 ½ tbsp of cookie dough. Roll into a ball in your hands. Coat cookie dough ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place onto cookie tray.

Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and the middle looks soft.

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

1 C chocolate chips
1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp espresso powder
1 disposable piping bag
2 C crushed peppermint candy

How to Decorate Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream and espresso powder to a simmer.

Pour over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth. Dip the top of the cookies into the gananch and shake to remove extra chocolate.

Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candy on top. Enjoy!

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Yield: Makes 24 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

These Peppermint Mocha Cookies are great for cookies exchanges with a combination of mint and chocolate flavors that are so good they'll impress your family and friends!

Ingredients

Peppermint Mocha Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • ½ C light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 2 ¾ C flour
  • ½ C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt

Coating Ingredients

  • 1 C of sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon sugar

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 C chocolate chips
  • 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder
  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 2 C crushed peppermint candy

Instructions

    How to Make Peppermint Mocha Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using a large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until combined and creamy. Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined. Beat in the peppermint.
  3. Using another large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined and a dough forms.
  5. Using a small bowl, whisk together the 1 C of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon.
  6. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out about 1 ½ tbsp of cookie dough. Roll into a ball in your hands. Coat cookie dough ball in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place onto cookie tray.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are set and the middle looks soft.


How to Decorate Peppermint Mocha Cookies

  1. Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream and espresso powder to a simmer.
  2. Pour over the chocolate chips and whisk until smooth. Dip the top of the cookies into the gananch and shake to remove extra chocolate.
  3. Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candy on top. Enjoy!

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