Every Christmas party needs these Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting! They’re perfectly chewy and loaded with delicious peppermint and chocolate flavor.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas cookies. I love cookie exchange parties at Christmastime and getting so many new cookie recipes. Not to mention a taste of each one! I hosted one last year and it was such a blast. I was in cookie heaven! Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting are perfect for a cookie exchange. These little buddies are packed with flavor and texture. They’re layer upon layer of delicious!
One of my favorite indulgences during the holidays is hot chocolate with a candy cane just soaking away. These cookies were inspired by that chocolate-peppermint beverage that I love so much. Now what I really want is a cup of that hot cocoa with a plate of these cookies! Yummy.
Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
- 1 chocolate cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 6 Tbsp butter melted and cooled
- 1¼ c. semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 c. heavy cream
Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
- 1 c. butter softened to room temperature
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- 3 Tbsp milk
- 2½ c. powdered sugar
- 5-6 peppermint candy canes crushed
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, and melted butter with a wooden spoon. Use a cookie scoop to form 1-inch balls; bake 9-11 minutes.
- Prepare ganache by placing heavy cream in a sauce pan and chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Bring heavy cream to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to avoid scalding, and pour over chocolate chips. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Whisk chocolate and cream together till nice and smooth. Dip the tops of each cookie in the ganache. Set aside to allow ganache to cool and set.
- Prepare peppermint buttercream frosting by placing butter in a medium bowl and mixing with an electric hand mixer till smooth. Add peppermint extract and 2 Tbsp milk; mix again.
- Add powdered sugar ½ c. at a time, mixing after each ½ cup. Add the final tablespoon of milk and mix until smooth.
- Frost each cookie and top with desired amount of crushed up candy cane. Serve and enjoy!
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I have big plans for these cookies this Christmas! Santa will be getting some if I don’t eat them all.
The year is coming to an end and so is this year of food holidays. I’ve loved joining forces with my blogger friends to bring you so many yummy food holiday recipes! Today happens to be National Cookie Day, so you’re getting nine more cookie recipes for your holiday baking! Enjoy!!