Use your extra candy canes to make these double peppermint chocolate chip cookies. They are perfect for the holidays and cookie swaps!
We are smack dab in the middle of holiday season and all I can think about are cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.
I have been so busy with family stuff that I just started my Christmas shopping today (4 days before Christmas.) Not good. But I got almost all of it done so it’s time to celebrate. With a cookie (or 2 or 3.)
These double peppermint chocolate chip cookies are so so tasty. I just love when mint and chocolate are combined.
In the summer, I eat it in ice cream form. In the winter, I’m all about the cookies.
When I was a kid, I would eat all of the candy canes on the tree. Well, not the weird rainbow colored ones – I only liked the red and white candy canes.
Now as an adult, we have stopped putting them on our tree because I’ll just eat them. To cut down on my candy cane eating, we now turn them into cookies.
Double Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
These easy cookies have twice the peppermint and twice the chocolate flavor for a double dose of Christmas goodness. The peppermint flavors come from peppermint extract and crushed up candy canes and the chocolate flavors come from cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
I began stocking up on all four ingredients last Christmas so that I can make these cookies on a whim. Which means any cold day, I get an excuse to turn on the oven.
Mix up a big batch for your next cookie swap or just because – we store some in a cookie tin next to the tea pot because you never know when you will want a double peppermint chocolate chip cookie. Or three.
Looking for more cookie recipes?
Or my butterscotch spice cookies.