Extra fudgy peppermint hot chocolate cookies

Claire Gallam

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Are you bored of those same ol' sugar cookies you make every Christmas? Are your kids begging for a new holiday cookie? Make a few dozen of these extra fudgy, hot chocolate peppermint cookies and taste the difference. Each bite is rich, indulgent, chewy and oh-so-fudgy... with just the perfect hint of peppermint. Your kids (and Santa) will ask for these by name every year!


The warm, gooey insides of the cookie practically melt in your mouth, giving these cookies a very hot-chocolate-like quality. Plus, the extra crunch of candy canes gives a dreamy textural contrast to the soft, fudgy cookies. After one bite, you'll know why you will never need another cookie recipe again. Oh, and they are made with a boxed brownie mix, which means less work for you!

Extra fudgy peppermint hot chocolate cookies

Yields about 3 dozen cookies



  • 1 box of fudgy brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped candy canes
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the brownie mix, canola oil and eggs together until a dough forms. Stir in the peppermint extract, chocolate chips and candy canes until fully mixed. Cover the dough with foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour.
  3. Once chilled, scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough onto the cookie sheet. Repeat until you have about six cookies on the sheet. Bake for about 11 minutes, or until the tops are cracked (like a brownie). Let chill completely before serving.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.