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Double Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Cream Christmas Cookies

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Make these easy chocolate peppermint cookies by starting with a store bought cookies mix and making them seasonal and peppermint flavored!

When it comes to holiday baking I like to make new recipes every year. But at the same time I don’t always want recipes which require a laundry list of ingredients and take hours in the kitchen to prepare. Especially when I am cooking with my kids – simple is better.

This recipe starts with a package of Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, so making the cookies is quick and easy. To make the cookies even more seasonal I picked some peppermint candies to crush up add to the cookies.

Candy cane cookies ingredients on a table.

Crushing peppermint candies is always a big hit with my kids. So my son fetched a hammer, and we set about breaking the candies down into small pieces. It is important to put the candies inside two sandwich bags before you crush them, otherwise peppermint can go flying everywhere.

A hammer and candy canes on a cutting board.

Then I added about 3/4 of a cup of crushed peppermint candy to the cookie mix, just enough to add some color and a hint of peppermint flavor.  I love the big chunks of chocolate in this cookie mix – the more chocolate the better!

Candy cane cookie dough in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Other than add the peppermint candy I made the cookie recipe as directed on the bag, and ended up with about 30 Chocolate Chunk Peppermint cookies.  You do need to make sure you line the cookie sheets with parchment paper before baking the cookies, because otherwise the peppermint candies will melt and make a mess on the cookie sheets.  We found that out the hard way, and had to do some extra scrubbing to get the cookie sheets clean!

Cranberry chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

We ate a few of these, and they tasted excellent! But we wanted to make them even more festive, so I made a quick peppermint cream filling for the cookies using a Crisco Shortening Stick, some powdered sugar and peppermint extract. We used the creamy peppermint filling to sandwich two cookies together, and added some more broken peppermint pieces around the edge of the cookie for the ultimate Double Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Cream Cookies.

Double chocolate chunk peppermint cream cookies.

Making cookie sandwiches and sprinkling peppermint on the cookies was fun, and a great way to get kids involved in baking and creating (and eating) holiday treats.

Double chocolate chunk peppermint cream cookies.
4.83 from 17 votes

Double Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Cream Cookies

Published By Anne
Make peppermint sandwich cookies decorated with candy canes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 15
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Ingredients
 

Cookies

  • 1 bag Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
  • 1 cup red peppermint candies
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 Tablespoon water
  • 1 egg

Cream Filling

  • 1/2 Shortening Stick or shortening
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 to 3 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • crushed peppermint candies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Put the peppermint candies inside two ziploc bags and crush with a hammer.
    1 cup red peppermint candies
  • Put 1/4 of the candy aside to decorate the cookies. Add the rest to the cookie mix in a bowl.
    1 bag Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
  • Add the oil, water and egg to the cookie mix and mix well.
    1/4 cup oil, 2 Tablespoon water, 1 egg
  • Use your hands to roll small 1 inch balls of dough and put them on ungreased cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies to wire racks and let cool completely.
  • When the cookies are cool combine the Shortening Stick, powdered sugar, vanilla and peppermint extract in a mixing bowl and mix.
    1/2 Shortening Stick, 2 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Add the cream 1 T at a time, beat after each until the filling reaches the desired consistency.
    1 to 3 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • Use the creamy filling to sandwich two cookies together and decorate the edges with the reserved peppermint candy.
    crushed peppermint candies

Notes

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 4mg | Sugar: 15g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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30 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Chunk Peppermint Cream Christmas Cookies”

  1. My cookie party is in two days…thanks for this simple recipe! I wonder though if I can make the cream filling with cream cheese as a base instead of the shortening (for flavor and for peace of mind) not that cream cheese is a whole lot better health wise…

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  2. 5 stars
    I can almost taste these awesome cookies, they look sooooo good! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. I seriously need to make these! They looks so yummy… what a fabulous combination… mint and chocolate! Thanks for linking up with us! Hope to see you back again on Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚

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