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Peppermint Chunk Cookies

These peppermint chunk cookies are chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and are made with peppermint chunks. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Peppermint is the flavor of winter and these cookies are perfect for it. The cookie batter is a basic cookie recipe and it is mixed with peppermint baking chips.

Peppermint Chunk Cookies stacked on a wire rack.

Easy to Make Cookies

These cookies are easy to make and the cookie itself uses very basic ingredients. Shortening is what gives this cookie a very light and chewy texture. A combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar is in this cookie creating smooth textures and delicious flavors.

Vanilla extract in this cookie adds just a hit of vanilla in every bite and the peppermint chunks gives them a very Christmas-y feel.

Peppermint chunk cookies on a black cooling rack layered.

Freeze and Bake Peppermint Chunk Cookies

This cookie batter can also be frozen and stored for later use. To do this, the batter is made and pressed into a tube shape. Place the rolled cookie dough into a freezable container or bag, and place in the freezer. Remove from the freezer while the stove is preheating and slice the cookies and lay them on the cookie sheet. Bake them for just a few minutes longer, keeping an eye for browning around the edges.

Cookies with peppermint chunks stacked on a wire rack.

Christmas Cookies

Not only are these cookies perfect Holidays, especially Christmas, but these Monster Cookies are a Holiday classic.

You can't go wrong with Soft Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies and they're perfect for classroom parties or sharing with family.

Snickerdoodles are another great Christmas classic with warm flavors of cinnamon and vanilla.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are warm and flavorful. The cranberry and white chocolate made a wonderful combo in this spiced oatmeal cookie.

📖 Recipe

Peppermint chunk cookie stacked on a wire rack.

Peppermint Chunk Cookies

Yield: 21 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

These peppermint chunk cookies are chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and are made with peppermint chunks.


  • 1 cup shortening
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peppermint chunks


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°
  2. Combine shortening, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add in vanilla extract.
  5. Combine the baking soda, salt, and flour.
  6. Beat the flour mixture into the sugar mixture.
  7. Stir in the peppermint chunks.
  8. Drop by rounded tablespoon or use a cookie scoop to add cookies to cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for about 9 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

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Stine Mari

Thursday 21st of November 2019

What a delicious treat! Those peppermint chunks add such a nice texture and flavor to the cookies.

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