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Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookies (Snowdrifts)

Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookies are a delicious sweet treat in the holiday season, yet easy enough to bake year-round. With thick triple chocolate cookies on the outside and a surprise Peppermint Patty nestled in the middle, this is a dessert treat your friends and family will love.

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Triple Chocolate Cookies

If that seems like a mouth full, it’s because it is. These triple chocolate cookies can stand well enough on their own, but then you add in a chewy mint center filling and we’ve reached the next level. If you are one to have a holiday cookie swap with friends and family, this is almost guaranteed to be the first one to disappear from the table.

How to make Peppermint Patty Stuffed Cookies

Similar to how you would make fudgy brownies, we’re going to start by melting the chocolate in a sauce pot, double boiler, or microwave with butter. While that is melting together, combine your dry ingredients into a bowl and give a good whisk.

Next, we’re going to whisk together our sugar and eggs in a stand mixer. Once light and fluffy, add in your dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Then slowly pour in the melted chocolate mixture into the dry the mixer.

Once combined, fold in the rest of the chocolate chunks. These chocolate bits melt just a touch during the baking process and lends to the ooy-gooey, fudgy, deliciousness that is this chocolate mint cookie.

Now comes the fun part. Use a spoon or scoop to gather about a Tablespoon’s worth of cookie dough, and set on a lined baking sheet in rows about two inches apart from each other. As the cookies bake they will melt out a bit becoming wider and thinner; so we do not want them touching.

After about 8 minutes, you’ll want to remove them from the oven. They should be a bit underdone on the bottom and middle. Press the Peppermint Patty lightly into the center of the cookie just so it is nestled, not all the way to the bottom. Then using a spatula, carefully pick up another baked cookie and set it on top. They will glue together to make a delicious Peppermint Patty Sandwich Cookie.

Which Peppermint Patties do you use?

Of course, every brand of candy has multiple sizes of their sweet treat. Look for the original pack of Peppermint Patties or the Thins, not the minis. The Thins tend to be a bit larger in diameter. However, you do not need as much of the cookie dough to envelop the candy. This might make a few more cookies per batch for you to enjoy.

Cake Mix Cookies

Don’t have time to make these from scratch? Grab a chocolate cake mix from your local grocer, make as directed, fold in some extra chocolate chips, and bake as directed here.

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A close up of a single triple chocolate york peppermint patty cookie split in half.

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookies are a delicious sweet treat in the holiday season, yet easy enough to bake year-round. With thick triple chocolate cookies on the outside and a surprise Peppermint Patty nestled in the middle, this is a dessert treat your friends and family will love.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 329 kcal


  • Stand Mixer
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • sauce pot
  • spatula
  • sheet pan


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (130g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) bittersweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 12 peppermint patty candies unwrapped


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Unwrap 12 peppermint patties and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate together, stirring until combined. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, combine eggs and sugar and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in chocolate mixture until well combined.
  • Add flour and stir until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips or chunks.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop tablespoon portions 2-inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Cookies should be slightly under baked so the interior stays chewy and soft. Remove pan from oven and transfer to cooling rack. Let cookies sit for one minute, then carefully cover half of the baked cookies with peppermint patties. Use a spatula to pick up a plain cookie and place it on top of one that has candy on it. Repeat until all cookies have been sandwiched together with a peppermint in the center.


Calories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 166mgFiber: 3gSugar: 32g
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  1. Oh they look amazing and I’m sure they taste it too!! Love the recipe, thank you for giving it. Thank you for giving us a chance for your gifts!!

  2. The first question is: Which do you enjoy more…creating dishes from scratch or putting your own twist on convenience products (box mixes, pre-cooked meats, etc.) ? I personally like creating dishes from scratch. The taste can’t be beaten or matched.

    The second question is: What type of recipes would you be most interested in seeing here on It’s Yummilicious? (This question isn’t limited… I really want to hear what you’d like to see recipes for!) I really like the 5 ingredient recipes. It seems we’re all too busy to fix a good dinner and this helps.

  3. I prefer to cook from scratch.
    I would love to see creative pastry recipes that can easily be done at home.
    Thank you 🙂

  4. I prefer to cook from scratch; would love to see recipes that are lower in carbs/sugar, sodium, etc. suitable for diabetics – but still taste good!!

  5. Wow! Why have I not thought about this before?! I will have to save this recipe for the winter when I like to nibble on frozen Yorks. 🙂 THanks for the inspiration. Found you on the Learn to Blog share.

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