These chocolate peppermint Christmas crinkle cookies are perfect for the holidays. These cookies are sure to be your new favorite!
If you haven’t a Christmas crinkle cookie before, I have to warn you these chocolate peppermint ones are rich. They are wonderful over the holidays and very decadent.
I think these crinkle cookies look so pretty in a box of Christmas cookies for neighbors and friends. They really are such a special cookie for the holidays.
Tips for this recipe
- Measure your flour and cocoa powder correctly. Even a little less or more could change the recipe a great deal.
- Don’t skip chilling the dough or your cookies will be too flat when you bake them.
- Let them rest on your baking sheet for about 10 minutes. Carefully move them to a cooling rack.
- Don’t overdo it with the peppermint as it is very strong. Just ¾ of a teaspoon is plenty.
How to store these cookies
You can store these cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for about 5 days.
What ingredients are needed for this recipe?
For this recipe, you will need:
- All purpose flour: The base of the cookie dough
- Cocoa powder: You’ll want to get unsweetened cocoa powder.
- Baking soda: To make the cookies crinkle.
- Salt: You’ll need just ¼ teaspoon of salt.
- Butter: You’ll want to use unsalted butter for this recipe. Let it soften to room temperature.
- Granulated sugar and brown sugar: To sweeten the cookies
- Eggs: You’ll need two large eggs.
- Vanilla extract and peppermint extract: For all the Christmas flavor! Pure extracts are best for baking. Be careful to measure correctly, especially the peppermint.
- Chocolate chips: You’ll want semi-sweet for this recipe.
For the rolling, you will need both:
- Granulated sugar and powdered sugar: A light layer of regular sugar will help the powdered sugar stick better to the crinkle cookies while baking.
How to make these cookies
- To make these cookies, you will begin by measuring out and combining your dry ingredients. Stir well with a large spoon.
- Next, mix in your wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until well combined. Be careful not to over mix the dough. Stir your chocolate chips in with a large spoon.
- Let your dough chill in your fridge for at least one hour, preferably two. After the dough is chilled, form balls from about 1 ½ tablespoons of dough.
- Roll each ball in the granulated sugar and then in the powdered sugar. Place on a greased baking sheet, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies rest for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before carefully transferring to a cooling rack.
Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Crinkle Cookies
- Hand mixer
- Baking sheet
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter (unsalted) softened to room temperature
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
For rolling the cookies
- ½ cup sugar
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Combine your dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a large mixing bowl then mix well.
- Next, mix in your wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until well combined. Be careful not to over mix the dough.
- Stir in the chocolate chips with a large spoon.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let your dough chill in your fridge for at least one hour, preferably two.
- After the dough is chilled, form balls from about 1 ½ tablespoons of dough.
- Roll each ball in the granulated sugar first and then in the powdered sugar.
- Place dough balls on a greased baking sheet, leaving room for the cookies to spread.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Let the cookies rest for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet before carefully transferring to a cooling rack. Be very careful and gentle as your transfer them.
- Be sure to let the dough chill or the cookies may spread too much.
- Do not over mix the dough.
- Leave room for the cookies to spread.
- Be VERY careful and gentle when transferring baked cookies to the cooling rack. They will firm up once cooled.
If you enjoyed these Christmas cookies, you might also like:
- Gingerbread Banana Pudding
- Matcha Crinkle Cookies
- Vanilla Crinkle Cookies
- Easy Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies
- Copycat Great American Cookies Sugar Cookies
Don’t forget to save this recipe to your Chirstmas board on Pinterest!