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This Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix makes the best Christmas Cookies! 

I love this Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix – it’s one of my favorite Christmas Cookies.cookies1

When I give these cookies as a gift, I add a handmade touch with a little card.  This homemade jar of  Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix with a little note or card is the perfect way to show someone that you care.

cookies5 It is simple to make and doesn’t take much time.   It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients, either, which makes it even better in my eyes. 🙂


Ingredients In the Jar:

12 hard peppermint candies

¼ granulated sugar

1 ⅓ cups of all-purpose flour

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp instant espresso powder

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¾ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup 60% cacao chocolate chips


How do you assemble the Peppermint Cookies Mix into the Jar?

First, place the peppermint candies into a blender or a food processor and pulse into a fine powder.

Next, take 1/3 of the candy powder and place it into a small bowl.

Add the granulated sugar to the small bowl with candy and stir until combined.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well.

Next, Remove ⅔ cup flour mixture and add it to another bowl and stir in espresso powder.

Pour ⅓ cup flour mixture into a wide mouth 1-quart jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Add ⅓ cup espresso mixture, ½ cocoa, ¼ cup brown sugar, all of the candy mixture, ¼ cup brown sugar, a balance of flour, espresso mixture, cocoa, and then brown sugar.

Finish with ½ cup chocolate chips.

Seal jar tightly.

Attach a gift tag with a ribbon.

You can print it here.
Recipe tags in Christmas themed paper.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies DIRECTIONS: 

To prepare the cookies for baking:  

  • You will need ¾ cup of butter softened, 1 egg, and 1 jar Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix
  • Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter in a large bowl at medium-high speed until fluffy.
  • Add 1 egg and beat until blended.
  • Butter mixture may appear curdled and this is completely normal.

A decorated jar of Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix.

  • Add contents of jar and beat at low speed until blended.  
  • Roll 2 Tbsp dough into a ball.
  • Place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.


  • Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are set and tops of cookies appear dry and cracked.  
  • Cool cookies for 10 minutes
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

We love to gift our friends, party/dinner hostesses, and teachers with little handmade cookies, complete with tags on mason jars (my favorite).  It is such a beautiful way to do something special.  The little things that make a big difference to the people that we care about.


Candy cane bowl with chocolate ice cream in it.

A close up of Peppermint cups.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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