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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    Yum Yucky — January 24, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    holy shizzle, it’s got da drizzle. It looks awesome.

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    Erin @ The Speckled Palate — January 24, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Yep, I certainly need these cookies in my life, too. And now I’m a little nervous that I have this recipe because cookie breath mints ARE going to become a thing at my house…

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    Melanie — January 24, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    Cookie breath mints that don’t drop crumbs in bed? This is a better invention than the iPhone!

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    kelley @mountainmamacooks — January 24, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    Holy deliciousness. These wouldn’t last a day in my house. A breath mint cookie…….I think you’re on to something.

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    Katie — January 24, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    Oh good lord. I think I just drooled on my keyboard. These look amazing. I will definitely NOT be making them. I know I am too weak to resist eating them all up either. Ha ha.

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    Cookin Canuck — January 24, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    You’re speaking my language, my friend. These look fantastic!

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    Shawna — January 24, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    Peppermint cures tummy aches. You’re welcome.

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    Emily @ Hungry Delights — January 24, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

    Pretty sure you are trying to make me morbidly obese! I kinda don’t even care. As long as I can make and devour everything on your blog :)
    xo Emily

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    tracy {pale yellow} — January 24, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

    I need these now to shove in my face!

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — January 24, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    I am a sucker for anything and everything chocolate + peppermint. These cookies are the ULTIMATE.

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    mems — January 24, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    Every time I see the words ‘peppermint pattie’, only this commercial comes to mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grtWUE-VBgM

    Can i say YUM? ;)

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    Annie @ What's Annie Making? — January 24, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

    shut the front door! I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a cookie more than I do right now. It’s like thin mints, on crack.

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    lisa — January 24, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    Yes, I love the cookie breath mint thing! I find it perfectly logical.

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    Allie {Urban Feast} — January 24, 2013 @ 10:10 pm

    Please don’t stop making cookies! These look delicious :)

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    beautylovesbooks — January 25, 2013 @ 7:07 am

    These look really tasty! I love mint and chocolate!

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    Alissa — January 25, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    It’s coming up on my no dessert month and you have to go and post this :) I can’t ever get enough of this combo!! I will be needing to make this before February. Thank you!

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    foodwithpictures — January 25, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Oh my goodness… these look awesome! Can’t wait to make them.

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — January 25, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Jessica, I think I could eat a million of these!

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    Kristi @ Cherry Jasmine — January 25, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    Oh my – these look divine! I’m placing my order for a dozen please! :-)

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — January 25, 2013 @ 10:20 am

    You better include me on that intervention! These are gorgeous and they are made from one of my favorite flavor combinations!

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    Alyssa — January 25, 2013 @ 10:51 am

    They look like Whoopie Pies without the top! So cute!

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    Shari Kelley — January 25, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Your pictures are beautiful. My family would love these cookies. They all love Peppermint Patties. Thank you for the recipe.

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    Debbie — January 25, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    I am no baker, but this I will try . Just wanted to say that I love your blog. The photos are always amazing, the recipes are do-able ( for a non-baker, that says ALOT!) but the best part is your writing style. Keep up the amazing job. You write as if we are sitting in your kitchen with you and that we’ve known you for years. Your unabashed love for food is infectious. Your writing makes us ( or me, anyway) want to try every recipe. Thanks for that :)

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — January 25, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    Oh dear Lord, I have died and gone to pattie cookie heaven! Those are divine!!

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    Colette @ JFF! — January 25, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Oh, my fav couple, Chocolate & Mint….true love!

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    Mia — January 25, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    These look amazing!

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    Christine — January 25, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    i made the peppermint brownies over Christmas and was obsessed, these look like they’ll also do the trick!

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    Jen — January 25, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    Drizzling is WAY harder than it looks!

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    Lisa F. — January 27, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    These were a huge hit with everyone I work with. The cookies tasted like mini brownie bites and the frosting was delish. I will be adding these to my Xmas cookie platters this December. TYVM for such a great recipe!!

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    • Barbara — April 6th, 2013 @ 11:32 am

      DO you think these cookies can be frozen?

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    Aikko @ Bake Happy — January 27, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    I can not wait to make these!!! :)

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    Rosie @ Sweetapolita — January 28, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    I’m a chocolate & mint junkie — these look amazing! xo

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    Rosie @ Sweetapolita — January 28, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    I’m a chocolate & mint junkie, Jessica — these look amazing! xo

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    Maria — January 29, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    I made these this weekend and I have to say they were AMAZING! I brought left overs to work and can not tell you how many people wanted this recipe. SO good! Can’t wait to make them again!

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    Kathy @ The Sugar Queen — February 5, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Wow, these look awesome ~

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    Bonnie — March 15, 2013 @ 6:27 am

    HI! I absolutely love your cookies – I love the m&m cookies – i decided to make it for a firend’s 6th year birthday. However I come from australia and the measurements are very difficult to judge – 1 cup of this is different here… I wonder if someone here said their cookies don’t turn out cos they have the wrong measurement… will you consider offering your recipes measurements in mls and grams? It will make it so much easier…

    love your blog!!!

    Love and LIght
    Bonnie
    Sydney, Australia

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    Ardian — March 25, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    I am going to try to make it in this week!
    This looks pretty simple for a (male) college student like me!
    Thanks for the fascinating recipe and I will come back most likely to give you some praises
    Cheers!

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    Barbara — April 6, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    Can these cookies be frozen?

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    Law Practice Professionals — August 13, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Your site is actually spectacular. The majority of the things in your page are my permission concerning. thanks for sharing.

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    Krista — November 17, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    So I made these cookies tonight, sans topping. I wanted a chewy chocolate cookie and I am so so HAPPY! They are perfect!! I put Nestle mint chocolate chips in them instead of dark choc chips (bc that’s what I had) and they are so good!
    Thanks!
    Can’t wait to try more of you’re recipes, so far everything I’ve made has delighted me.

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    Ratherbebaking — December 23, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

    Can I replace the evaporated milk with Half and Half? I hate to open a can of milk for only 3 tablespoons.

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    • Ratherbebaking — December 24th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

      OH MY GOSH! These are to die for, and half and half worked fine.

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    bev — December 17, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    This weekend I am making double batches of 5 kind of cookies to give out.
    OOPS!!!!! Now make that 6 kind! These sound so great.
    Thank you for sharing !!

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