Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

It’s baking and candy making season friends! I’m sure by now most of you who do a lot of holiday baking are in the full swing of things but allow me to add these peppermint fudge cookies to your holiday baking list.



These peppermint fudge cookies are exactly what they say. They are rich and fudgey with just the right amount of flavor from the peppermint. It’s almost everything a Christmas cookie should be. I literally have trouble eating just one.


Last year I made a recipe similar to this but I took the easy way out and used boxed cake mix to make the batter. That works all well and good especially when you’re baking a ton of cookies but they came out really delicious making them from scratch. I think the secret is the brown sugar instead of regular sugar.


If you want to make these even more festive and drive the point home that they are peppermint cookies you can look for some peppermint baking chips at the store. I couldn’t find them this time so mine went without but they are great to make these a little bit extra festive.


These are perfect for cookie exchanges, pot-lucks, any kind of party really and most importantly they are perfect Santa Cookies! Happy baking. I hope you all enjoy these as much as I do!


If you do try this or any other recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #modernlittlevictories on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think and see what you create in your kitchen.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Peppermint fudge cookies are perfect for the holidays (or any time of year really) and simple to make. They are extra fudgy and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee for dessert.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Modern Little Victories


  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 bag
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Heat oven to 350*
  2. In a medium skillet or small sauce pan heat butter and 1 cup chocolate chips over low heat. Stirring occasionally. Once melted remove from heat and add brown sugar.
  3. Let Cool for about 5 minutes. Add in eggs and peppermint.
  4. Whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt in a mixing bowl. Pour in melted chocolate and stir until combined. Stir in remaining cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Drop or scoop dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.
  6. Coool 5 minutes and then remove onto cooling racks.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker
You can sub the second cup of chocolate chips for peppermint baking chips if you can find them at the store.


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