Dark chocolate peppermint patty cookies
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Dark chocolate peppermint patty cookies

Dark chocolate cookies with a peppermint patty surprise in the middle!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Chilling time1 hr
Total Time39 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies
Servings: 24
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa I used dark cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 24-26 small (1 and 1/2 inch) York Peppermint Patties
  • White decorator's sugar I did not use


  • Beat butter and sugar in large mixing bowl; add egg, milk and vanilla, blending thoroughly. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture, blending well. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. (Dough will be a little soft.)
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Remove wrappers from peppermint patties.
  • Roll dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. For each cookie flatten ball slightly; press peppermint patty into dough. Mold dough around patty so that it is completely covered. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Using knife edge press star design into surface of each cookie; sprinkle with decorator's sugar. (I did not do this last step.)
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cookie is set (I baked for 12 minutes); sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


Source: Beantown Baker; Originally seen on Hersheys.com