Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are the ultimate Christmas sweet treat! This easy recipe combines a rich chocolate cookie with a creamy peppermint filling. Best served warm!

chocolate peppermint lava cookies

Alright - there's a little bit of a requirement if you make today's Christmas cookies.

chocolate peppermint lava cookies stacked on a baking rack

They absolutely, positively must be served warm.

I can't even tell you how ooey gooey these Chocolate Peppermint Lava Cookies are. Imagine a super rich chocolate cookie with a kind of fresh, creamy center. Think of a York Peppermint Patty, but so much better. Grab a big glass of milk and Santa's absolutely set! 🙂

chocolate peppermint lava cookies stacked on a baking rack

Don't like peppermint? You can totally skip the extract and candy and still make a super yummy cream-filled cookie. You could even add in different flavors if the chocolate/peppermint combo just isn't your speed. We made a couple of peanut butter ones as well with this batch - they're great too! Making this a double whammy of chocolate cookie and chocolate filling would be so delicious. Use your imagination - this recipe could be made with so many different variations.

holding a cookie missing a bite

Check out the recipe...

Chocolate Peppermint Lava Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Lava Cookies are the ultimate Christmas sweet treat! This easy recipe combines rich chocolate cookie with creamy peppermint filling. Best served warm/hot!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 sticks butter room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Filling

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • cup crushed peppermints

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Mix in vanilla and eggs. Slowly pour the dry ingredients in (about ½ cup at a time) and mix just until blended. Place dough in the fridge.
  • Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract for the filling. Fold in crushed peppermints. Place mixture in the fridge and let both filling and dough chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Take dough and form into 2" discs on a cookie sheet. Spoon filling onto a disc to cover about half of the cookie. Place another disc on top (like a sandwich) and gently press edges together so that no filling is showing. Place balls 2-3" apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes, until dough no longer looks wet and tops start to brown.
  • Serve warm.
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xo, Leslie; signature for end of the blog post.

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