Needed: an intervention.

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Reason: cannot stop shoving cookies in face.

Solutions: n/a

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Random lesson learned here: never hire me to drizzle. Anything. I’m not a professional drizzler.

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Seriously. I cannot stop eating these cookies. I have been participating in a torrid love affair with all things homemade peppermint pattie since making these brownies two months ago. They are my favorite brownies ever, at least until my next favorite brownies come along. I dream about those brownies.

BUT. Since I have this problem of rarely being able to make the same thing twice (I mean, how boring), the cookies were a happy compromise and as it turns out, they are even more dangerous. The cookies aren’t quite as messy and are more… portable, if you will.  If you wake up and want to lay on the couch for a few hours, you can grab a few and eat them without many crumbs or clean up. They also work wonders before bed. Again, so easy to just… EAT.

I wish I could say these are some sort of fancy peppermint pattie cookie, but they are really just a delicious chewy chocolate cookie stuffed with dark chocolate chunks, covered in the most perfect homemade peppermint cream and drizzled with ganache. It might even taste better than a real peppermint pattie. Which I love, by the way. I hoard those things. They are what I eat when I want to feel healthy but crave something sweet. I mean, dark chocolate? Antioxidants. Peppermint? I dunno… good stuff there I’m sure. All I’m saying is that they are basically a slightly higher caloric breath mint.

Cookie breath mints. Let’s make this a thing.

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Peppermint Pattie Cookies

Yield: makes about 20 cookies

Ingredients:

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup loosely brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips

peppermint pattie cream
2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

ganache
3.5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
2.5 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix the cooled butter and sugars until they are combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. I even used my hands to help at one point. Fold in chocolate chunks.

Roll dough into 1-1 1/2-inch balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the middles are just set. Don’t over bake! Let cool completely.

While cookies are cooling, add powdered sugar, butter, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and peppermint extracts to the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until smooth and creamy. Use a spatula and spread the peppermint cream over the top of each cookie evenly.

[cookies adapted from these chocolate cookies and inspired by these brownies]

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105 Responses to “Peppermint Pattie Cookies.”

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    Claire @ Flake and Cake — January 24, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    Oh my goodness Jessica, those cookies look incredible. I just love peppermind and biting through that topping sounds like a dream come true!

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    Heather @ SugarDish(Me) — January 24, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    I was having THE WORST morning. My coffee pot’s broken. I got no sleep. Was feeling like a miserable witch. And then there were these. Things are looking up.

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    Kim in MD — January 24, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    YUM! That is one delicious looking cookie, even if the drizzles are perfect! ;-)

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    Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama — January 24, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    I would weigh about 500 pounds if I lived at your house. But I’d be happy. These look incredible.

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    Alicia Greenrabbit — January 24, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    After running to the bus with my pre -teen (should I say more?)
    I needed a day brightener ,so I go to How Sweet…and there’s Jesse with her beautiful pictures and some goodies, as soon as I get the other cranky kid off to school , I’m heading to the store for some peppermint extract and dark chocolate chips.
    thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

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    • Alicia Greenrabbit — January 24th, 2013 @ 8:21 am

      ….and by the way ,did she lip sync or what?????

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 24, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    These are the most gorgeous cookies ever!!! I LOVE Peppermint Patties!!! Yum!!

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    Cookbook Queen — January 24, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    I want to store like a dozen of these in my freezer.

    In the back, of course. Behind the bag of broccoli. So no one else eat them.

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — January 24, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    I made cupcakes similar to these once and they were pretty great. I think it can only get BETTER in cookie form! Great recipe!!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — January 24, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    “Fancy” is not needed when you have these! I don’t blame you for not being able to stop at just one. I don’t even bake much, but this makes me want to stay home all day and make cookies!

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    Rachel — January 24, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    I’ve been dying to make something mint lately! This is perfect

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    Brie @ Entrée the Giant — January 24, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    You could drizzle my cookies any day! Sounds dirty, but it’s not. Seriously.

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    Kristina — January 24, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    um, your drizzle is SO MUCH BETTER than… most I see. ;)

    I have made a chocolate minted THING recently, and I was JUST saying that – these are like decadent breath mints!!

    these cookies look insaaaaannnnne – I cannot wait to make them. might even be today (since I have the mint and all…)

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    cindy — January 24, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    these would be total DANGER! around my house. we would not be able to resist them.

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    Erin@LawStudentsWife — January 24, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Your “drizzle” looks great to me, but if you really want to “practice” I’m sure another batch of these would be just the way to sharpen your skills! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Tabitha (From Single to Married) — January 24, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    LOVE! Of course anything peoperminty is good in my book!

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    Brittany from Counting My Cupcakes — January 24, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    “Peppermint? I dunno… good stuff there I’m sure.” Haha you crack me up. I’ve always had a thing for peppermint patties too. Definitely a healthy dessert.

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    Christina — January 24, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    It’s supposed to snow all day tomorrow…perfect excuse to bake these!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 24, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    These cookies need to appear in my kitchen asap! Love this idea!

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    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — January 24, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    these looks great Jessica!

    I made a Peppermint Pattie cake over the holidays – it was basically a bundt cake version of this cookie and it was divine!! I also sprinkled some crushed up candy canes on top, which was a nice colorful touch :)

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    Ashley — January 24, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Chococlate + peppermint = true love. Have you ever had a Frango mint? They kick Andes to the curb! Chocolate mint ice cream next, please!!!

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    Carly @ Snack Therapy — January 24, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Cookie breath mints. I’m on board.

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    joelle (on a pink typewriter) — January 24, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    I’ve made cookies veeeery similar to this before on my own blog! Perfect for any mint fans.

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    Rachel — January 24, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    These look delicious! I’d probably make them with extra dark cocoa for an intense chocolate/mint flavor! Yum!

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    Brandi @ New 30 Something — January 24, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    These are my kind of cookies! I love all things chocolate and peppermint.

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    Simone — January 24, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Only you could make me like peppermint and chocolate together. I even ordered Girl Scout Thin Mints this year. Not sure I’ve ever done that.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — January 24, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    These are giving girl scouts a run for the their money!! Holy yum!

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    Holiday Baker Man — January 24, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    Sinfully delicious!

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    Little Kitchie — January 24, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    My stomach just growled.

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    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — January 24, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I LOVE peppermint patties. They’re probably the only “candy” I can keep around the house and actually consume at an acceptable rate because as absolutely delicious as they are, they have a built-in moderation mechanism with the mint flavor. No one wants to consume TOO much mint. The idea that I can re-create the peppermint fluffy stuff at home is both exciting and terrifying.

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    Morgan — January 24, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    These cookies look incredibly chewy, which is kind of my thing. And when paired with creamy peppermint? I think I’m in love. Thanks :)

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    Kim — January 24, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Portable? Could Hannah eat these in the tub?

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    • Jessica — January 24th, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

      hahahahah.

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    Stacy — January 24, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    O.M.G. There goes my diet. Seriously! Will have to make & take to work so I am not alone with these. HELP!

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 24, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    Need to make these soon, very soon!

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    Sues — January 24, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Cookie breath mints!! Yes, please! :)

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    Steph — January 24, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    Cookie breath mints should be the new way to brush our teeth…and cavities would just become the norm. No more need for fillings LOL

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    Chloe @Ergo-Blog — January 24, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    They must taste so good!!! I love anything peppermint!! =)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 24, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    Holy crap – I need to have these in my life soon! Maybe for the Super bowl, so I won’t be the only one eating them :)

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    abby — January 24, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    YUM. I’m so making these. I love all things minty, so this is perfect!

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    Whitney @ Whitney Brooke — January 24, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    How did you even keep them long enough to take pictures?!

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    Mary @ The Kitchen Paper — January 24, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    Hot damn. Delicious. I think your drizzling looks just fine – very artistic :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — January 24, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    Oh these just made my day…..Love the ganache on top! Nice addition :)

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — January 24, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    OMG girl I cannot resist a peppermint patty either. And I don’t blame you for shoving them down your gob…with the chocolate still drizzly warm…yup, I’m coming over to your house. Preheat the oven.

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    Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — January 24, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    I’m jumping on this cookie breath mint bandwagon. Then I won’t have to feel guilty about eating a ton of cookies all the time, I’m just trying to make my breath smell better, right? Okay now we must make this a thing.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 24, 2013 @ 1:58 pm

    “chewy chocolate cookie stuffed with dark chocolate chunks, covered in the most perfect homemade peppermint cream and drizzled with ganache” — that is HEAVEN right there. Heaven.

    The gooey, the dense, the chewy, the homemade p’mint cream!!! I want to devour. They look and sound amazing. And you’re a professional drizzler in my eyes!

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    Larry — January 24, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    Would you please rush deliver some of these to my work ASAP? PLEASE! Something bad might happen if I don’t get one… like dying. I would die. From hunger.

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    a farmer in the dell — January 24, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    I want to live at your house and have you bake for me all the time!!! These look awesome!

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    Alyssa @ Kitchen Cures — January 24, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    OMG I made your peppermint patty brownies last year and they were absolutely amazing and soooo addictive. I can only imagine how good these cookies would be!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — January 24, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Mmm…the carrot and celery sticks I’m eating taste just like one of these cookies…NOT. I am planning on making these as soon as I get home from work. Healthy schmealthy.
    PS. Your drizzle looks pretty fantastic to me.

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    Julie — January 24, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    mmmm pretty sure you’ve got the drizzling thing under control. I’m not even going to say I’m going to make these, because then my husband would be like, ‘Oh, I’ll have one!” And I would have to admit I’d eaten them all already. Only sadness lies that way.

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    Nikki — January 24, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    These things look amazing for realz! I was having a bad day as it has been colder than -25 C here in Ottawa every day this week. Then I saw these cookies and I felt magically better. bonus, I won’t have to leave home to see people the cookies will lure them to ME!
    Thanks!

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