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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cookies

These dark chocolate peppermint brownie cookies are the perfect mix between gooey brownies and chewy chocolate cookies. Top with crushed peppermint candies and drizzle with white chocolate for a pretty, festive cookie for a snack board, hot chocolate board, cookie board, or even holiday cookie gift box!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 7 oz extra dark chocolate, chopped (two 3.5 oz. Lindt 78% dark chocolate bars work great!)
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp espresso powder
  • 3 oz white chocolate, melted (for optional drizzle)
  • crushed peppermint candies (for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring together until smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl with a handheld mixer, beat the sugars and eggs together on high speed until pale in color (about 3 minutes).
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly add in the chocolate and butter mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and espresso powder. Mix until well combined.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets (about 2 inches apart). Bake for 10 minutes until the cookies are set on the edges but are still slightly gooey in the centers. Cool cookies on the pan on a wire rack.
  • Melt white chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a frosting piping bag and cut a small hole on the end. Drizzle cookies with white chocolate and top with crushed peppermint candies. Enjoy!


  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days
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Keyword Brownies, Chocolate, Christmas Desserts, Cookies, Holiday Desserts