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Double Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies swirled together with chocolate sprinkled peppermint chip cookies make a festive combination for your holiday cookie exchange!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword chocolate peppermint cookie, christmas cookie for cookie swap, christmas cookie recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 12 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour careful not to over measure
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips I used Hershey's Chipits

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour careful not to overmeasure
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon milk room temperature
  • 1 cup peppermint chocolate chips or mint chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Make the Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt and set aside.

  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on high speed until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. The dough will be thick. Fold in the chocolate chips. Reserve some chips for studding if desired.
  5. Cover cookie dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.

Make the Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookie Dough:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed for about 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat on high speed until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. Add the milk and mix until just combined. The dough will be sticky. Fold in the peppermint or mint chips. Reserve some chips for studding if desired.
  5. Cover cookie dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.

Baking and Assembling:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Remove chocolate peppermint cookie dough from fridge. Measure out 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and roll out into a ball and place on baking mats about an inch away from each other. Place each tray in the fridge or freezer as you finish. The dough is sticky so you will have to wash and dry your hands.
  2. Immediately remove the chocolate chip cookie dough and one of the prepared and chilled chocolate peppermint cookie trays. Measure out 1 tablespoon of chocolate chip cookie dough, roll into a ball and press and combined with the chocolate peppermint cookie balls. Roll into a large cookie ball and place onto baking mat. Repeat with remaining cookies on the first tray and place them on the cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Stud cookies with reserved chips if desired.
  3. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes for a soft and chewy cookie. If you like a crispier cookie, bake for 11-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet. They will continue to bake and set up. Repeat for remaining cookies.

Recipe Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.br]You can make the dough ahead of time and freeze in plastic wrap up to 2 months.

Barely adapted from [Sally's Baking Addiction

Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.