Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Drop Cookies

Be sure to use real cocoa powder and not instant cocoa mix in this recipe.

Makes: 48Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48


  • 1⁄2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugars and cocoa powder. Add the egg, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract.
  • In another bowl, sift the baking soda and salt into the flour. Gradually mix it into the butter and sugar. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop the cookies by teaspoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet, placed well apart (about 15 cookies per baking sheet). Bake for 10 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them.