Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Since they're so easy, they're the perfect dessert to take to a cookie exchange or holiday gathering.

If you melt at the scent of chocolate and peppermint during the holidays, you’re in good company. This combo is a holiday match made in heaven! Thanks to our Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, you can enjoy this classic flavor combination as a skinny dessert. We used coconut sugar as a sweetener, and replace white flour with wheat flour instead. The peppermint candy canes add a nominal amount of sugar, but you can always use sugar-free ones if you prefer.

You can prepare, bake, and cool these goodies in less than 30 minutes! Since they’re so easy, they’re the perfect dessert to take to a cookie exchange or holiday gathering. You’ll be the only one who knows that they’re a healthier option!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These cookies are rich in holiday flavors and are perfect for sharing with your friends and family.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 2 cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 4 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 candy canes crushed


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the butter and sugar in a bowl until well-combined. Then add the remaining ingredients, except the candy canes, and fold together.
  • Scoop cookie dough onto a greased baking pan, one heaping tablespoon per cookie. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes -- the middle of the cookie does not have to be cooked through. Top with candy canes and let sit for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 145mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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Holiday Peppermint Fudge

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

What are your favorite holiday desserts? How do you make them healthier? Leave us a comment in the section below!

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    1. Marlene, We updated the recipe since it previously made extra large cookies. Now, you’ll have two “just right size” cookies. 🙂

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