Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

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15 min.
45 min.
36 cookies

A finalist in the Nestlé Kitchens Holiday Cookie contest, Milisa Armstrong created this recipe using the perfect mix of holiday flavors; peppermint, mocha and chocolate. Adding a crushed peppermint to each cookie creates a beautiful and seasonal presentation.

The Nestlé Kitchens blog has more details on all the cookie contest finalists.


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 soft peppermint candies, crushed
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper.

MELT butter and 1 cup chocolate morsels in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.

TRANSFER chocolate mixture into a large mixer bowl; add sugar and beat until combined. Add coffee granules, vanilla extract and peppermint extract; beat just until combined. Beat in eggs. Add flour and baking powder, mixing until all is incorporated. Fold in remaining 2 cups chocolate morsels.

SCOOP dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart, using a medium size cookie scoop. Sprinkle each cookie with a little of the crushed peppermint candies.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Allow to cool for about 2 minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


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I tried this recipe because it sounded great, and its a great idea, although I do believe it could be improved. My cookies came out great tasting, I personally would have preferred a stronger presence from the peppermint, but everybody I gave them too thought it was perfect! The only thing I disliked is that they didn't come out looking like an amazing cookie, but that was probably my fault. Overall this was a very good cookie, and its great for the holiday season!

- Zack Zocchi from Utah

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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