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 a while, 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

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

These Soft & Chewy Cookies balance the Rich, Deep flavors of Chocolate and Coffee with a Cool hit of Icy Peppermint!

Serves approx. 3 1/2 dozen cookies     adjust servings


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons instant espresso granules, dissolved in 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 10-ounce bag peppermint crunch baking chips


    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
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 1543kcal Calories from fat 619
% Daily Value
Total Fat 69g106%
Saturated Fat 41g205%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 612mg26%
Carbohydrate 235g78%
Dietary Fiber 19g76%
Sugars 143g
Protein 21g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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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