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Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Cookies

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 13-15 cookies 1x


These Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Cookies are the ideal cookie for the holiday season! Soft, chocolaty and topped with the most delicious peppermint buttercream. They are so festive! 


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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons of whipping cream or half & half (enough to get to the desired consistency)
  • 12 drops of peppermint oil or 1/41/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Additional crushed candy cane


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat liner and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add melted chocolate and mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix well. 
  3. Mix in the baking soda and salt. Add the 1/2 the flour alternately with the 1/2 sour cream and mix until just combined. Add the remaining flour and remaining sour cream and mix until well combined.
  4. Scoop into large balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes (don’t overbake!). Let sit on cookie sheet for a couple minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix butter until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar, peppermint oil and the cream and mix until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add more cream or half & half as needed to get the consistency you want).  Continue mixing until frosting is smooth and creamy.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins