Chocolate-Glazed Peppermint Cookies

Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
68 cookies


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Chocolate-Peppermint Coating

Chocolate-Peppermint Coating

  • 2 12 ounce packages semisweet chocolate pieces (about 4 cups)

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl combine flour and cocoa powder; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture.

  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 10-inch roll. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill rolls about 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to slice.

  3. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer to wire racks; cool.

  4. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper; set aside. Dip each cookie into Chocolate-Peppermint Coating, turning to coat all sides of cookie. (Reheat coating as necessary.) Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets. Using a thin metal spatula, swirl coating on each cookie. Chill until coating is set.

Chocolate-Peppermint Coating

  1. In a medium saucepan combine semisweet chocolate pieces, shortening, and peppermint extract. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate melts.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
7g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 53mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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