Peppermint Fudge Cookies

I’m only on day 2 of my cookie challenge and I’m already starting to realize how many cookies this project is going to lead to. I’m going to need to be good about finding volunteers to help me taste test them all. hint. hint.

I’m also realizing that I’m going to need to be creative in order to keep photographing all of these cookies without repeating myself. No one wants to look at 12 days worth of photos of cookies on a cooling rack, even me.

Unlike what the name implies, these cookies are less fudgy and more chocolaty but that doesn’t make them any less delicious. In fact, fans of peppermint pattie candy will absolutely love these. The biggest issue with them? I couldn’t decide whether to cook them longer to make the peppermint patties melt more or cook them less to keep the cookie portion softer. I’ll just have to try them again to test it out!


  • 5 Tablespoons of butter, softened
  • ¾ Cup (150g) brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 Ounces semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 Cup and 1 tablespoon (133g) flour
  • ¼ Cup cocoa powder (22g)
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ Cup chocolate chips
  • 24 mini peppermint patties


Recipe (Recipe from Gracious Wife)

  • Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl
  • Once light and creamy, mix in eggs and vanilla
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, heat semi sweet chocolate for 30 second increments until melted
  • Once melted, mix into liquids in large bowl
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder
  • Slowly combine dry ingredients into wet until just combined
  • Mix in chocolate chips
  • Refrigerate for an hour
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized dough onto a baking sheet 2 inches apart
  • Bake for 5 minutes
  • Remove from oven and press peppermint pattie into the top of the cookies
  • Bake for another 5 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack