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Traditional Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

These Traditional Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies combine some really great and comforting flavours. There’s nothing better than the taste of peppermint during the holidays. It’s one of those tastes you either love or hate, I think. My kids for the longest time would say it’s too spicy, or too hot if I ever gave them peppermint. To this day only one has warmed to the notion of minty tastes and foods and baked goods.


Did you know that peppermint actually dates back to the Egyptians?  It’s true. In fact, peppermint was found dried in Egyptian pyramids as early as 1000 BC. Peppermint was then brought here and grows wild. There are many medicinal uses for peppermint. Some are as simple as gas relief, and peppermint has been shown to help with colic as well. And, it also increases alertness. The smell of peppermint oil can help you focus and wake up.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies


Traditional Hot Cocoa Peppermint Cookies

Paula Schuck
Scrumptious and traditional Hot Cocoa Peppermint Cookies that will fill you with nostalgia and make you happy. Comfort Cookies.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen


  • Hot cocoa peppermint cookies
  • Ingredients
  • 1 c unsalted sweet cream butter melted
  • 2 c dark brown sugar
  • 1 c white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 c flour
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 of small bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 crushed candy canes


  • Melt the butter and set aside.
  • mix in the sugars and stir until dissolved
  • mix in the eggs, one at a time until fully mixed in
  • mix in the vanilla
  • stir in the flour, baking powder and baking soda
  • mix in the chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and crushed candy canes
  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • take a small ice cream scoop and scoop some batter onto the baking sheet
  • bake for 8-10 minutes
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Hot Cocoa Peppermint Cookies

For me, these Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies are comforting, combining just the right blend of tasty cocoa with mint. I love this flavour combination and I think you will too. Plus, any recipe where you can use crushed candy canes is a keeper! Crushed candy cane bark is another way to use up those leftover candy canes. By the way if you have kids, you might like this Candy Cane Colouring Page Printable too.


Fresh from the oven, these Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies are very festive. Enjoy with family and maybe even with hot cocoa too. Happy Holidays!

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.


  • James Samples

    5 stars
    These cookies look delicious! I love peppermint and hot cocoa but have never enjoyed those ingredients in a cookie. I’m going to request my wife make some when she makes Christmas cookies this year. You’re right on the medicinal uses for peppermint too. I use peppermint and eucalyptus oils to help open my sinuses when I have a cold or after I get a massage.

  • Censie Sawyer

    I made a very similar recipe like this last year for my coworkers, they were a hit with everyone! I think I will make them again but will use your recipe this year. Love chocolate and peppermint. great combo!

  • krystal

    I love to make holiday cookies to share as sweet gifts with friends. This is going to be a new recipe on our list for this. I love the idea of peppermint and chocolate, so this will be delicious!

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    These cookies look and sound absolutely delicious. I would definitely love to try to make these cookies this weekend. My daughters love hot cocoa so I know these cookies would be a big hit with them. These are good for a Christmas party too.

  • Valerie

    I have never had these but could go for one now. They look incredible and so yummy. We are in the middle of a nasty storm here and it’s freezing cookies are on my mind and these would make my day.

  • Wanda Tracey

    5 stars
    They look so delicious! I am going to be buying some candy canes and trying them so I will be pinning them.Thank you for the great recipe.I love the chocolate and peppermint combination.

  • lynzy

    These look sooo delicious!!! I love hot cocoa cookies, but I never have tried them with peppermint! What an awesome idea! I need to try making these. They sound so delicious! I make a ton of cookies this time of year, today is a day of baking haha!