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Spiced Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Spiced Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. Chocolate cookie with a surprise kick of cayenne. Topped with marshmallow cream & crushed bits of peppermint candy.
Course Cookie
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peppermint cookies, easy chocolate cookies, easy peppermint cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 120kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed cayenne pepper double at most for more heat
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream
  • ½ cup finely crushed peppermint candies


  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes. Beat in egg and peppermint extract until combined.
  • In separate medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and cayenne. Slowly add dry mixture to creamed mixture. Mix until just combined, scraping sides with a spatula between.
  • Form dough into tablespoons size balls and place on greased baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375º for 10-12 minutes.
  • Place cookies on cooling rack. While cookies are still slightly warm, top with thin layer of marshmallow cream. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint flakes (see cooking tips section above for tips on this).


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.5mg