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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5 stars (4 ratings)

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Servings: 42
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
These soft & chewy cookies balance the rich, deep flavors of chocolate and coffee with a cool hit of icy peppermint!



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the butter in a medium pot and melt it over low heat.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the sugars.
  • Crack in the eggs, stirring vigorously.
  • Add the vanilla, then the flour, cocoa powder, espresso, baking soda, and salt. Stir until fully incorporated.
  • Fold in the chips, and scoop 2-tablespoon sized balls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be set, but the middle of the cookies should still be soft.
Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 51mg, Potassium: 100mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 85IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Snack
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    Allie is the creator and owner of Baking a Moment. She has been developing, photographing, videographing, and writing and sharing recipes here since 2012.

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