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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These crunchy cookies combine the classic winter flavors of chocolate and mint for a treat you won’t be able to stop nibbling!


  • Prep Time : 15 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 30 min


24 s


  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 sticks vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and whisk together. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream shortening and sugar for 2 minutes or just until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well until fully incorporated. Add peppermint extract and mix well. Slowly mix in dry ingredients and beat on low speed until mixture comes together and forms a ball.
  3. Scoop out 1-inch balls and roll between the palms of your hands. Place on parchment paper and flatten with fingers or a spatula to about 1/8” thick. Sprinkle cookies with crushed candy and bake 13 to 15 minutes or until set. Cook 5 minutes on sheet pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




3 Responses to Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  1. avatar says: kars01

    Can I use butter or margarine instead of the shortening? there is not shortening in Israel and i don’t use oil in my baking?

  2. yes should substitute perfectly!

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