These soft & chewy cookies balance the rich, deep flavors of chocolate and coffee with a cool hit of icy peppermint!

Peppermint Mocha Cookies | Baking a Moment

Omg, you guys.  You. GUYS!

I seriously need to get out more.

I am waaaay too wrapped up in my own little world here.  It’s a character flaw.  I see it.  I get it.  I need to work on it.

Kids, kids, kids… husband… house… and in between all that, it’s nothing but bake, photograph, write, repeat.  Sometimes, every once in awhile, there’s time for a leeeeeetle bit of sleep.

Hanging out with friends?  Not so much.  Shopping?  Rarely.  Lingering over a cozy café beverage, made by someone other than moi?  What is that, again?

Whoa.  Wow.  I finally just tried, for the very first time, something that the rest of the world has been crowing about for months now.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies | Baking a Moment

Peppermint mocha.

Good lord!  I know you probably already know this, but seriously.  Peppermint mocha lattes are so stinkin’ good!  I’ve always known that chocolate + coffee = happy, but throw in some peppermint and a whole new kinda delicious is born.  The cool, bright mint cuts through the richness of the coffee and chocolate like whoa.  It’s all such a perfect balance and so wintry, cozy, and Christmas-y…

I’ve seriously had a peppermint mocha epiphany and I think my life will be forever changed.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies | Baking a Moment

I’m sure I am not the first person to translate the awesomeness that is peppermint mocha into cookie form.  I’m not even gonna bother googling it, it’s a foregone conclusion, and I don’t want to be influenced by anyone else’s ideas about what they should or shouldn’t be.

Peppermint Mocha Cookies | Baking a Moment

In my little world, peppermint mocha cookies should be soft, warm, and indulgent, with a little chewiness around the edges, and a rich and intensely dark choco-coffee flavor, punctuated with icy wisps of bright peppermint coolness.  That is what these cookies are, and that is what I hoped these photos would convey…

Peppermint Mocha Cookies | Baking a Moment

If you’ve never had a peppermint mocha latte, you’ve gotta try one asap!  There’s only one thing that could possibly be better, and that’s a peppermint mocha cookie!  Make these!!!

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 2 mins
 

These soft & chewy cookies balance the rich, deep flavors of chocolate and coffee with a cool hit of icy peppermint!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppermint mocha cookies
Servings: 42
Calories: 159 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the butter in a medium pot and melt it over low heat.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the sugars.
  4. Crack in the eggs, stirring vigorously.
  5. Add the vanilla, then the flour, cocoa powder, espresso, baking soda, and salt. Stir until fully incorporated.
  6. Fold in the chips, and scoop 2-tablespoon sized balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Chill for 30 minutes.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be set, but the middle of the cookies should still be soft.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Mocha Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.