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Mrs. Claus Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Modern Honey. Rich chocolate chunks cookies with peppermint bark and candy canes. The most popular Christmas cookie!

Mrs. Claus Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Rich Chocolate Chunk Cookies with White Chocolate Peppermint Bar and Crunchy Candy Canes.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1 cup Butter, cold cut into small cubes
  • 1 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa high quality **
  • 2 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chunks
  • 2 - 3.5- ounce bars Peppermint Bark or White Chocolate Candy Cane Bar cut into chunks (may want more depending on preference), Ghirardelli or Hershey’s
  • 3 Candy Canes crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream cold butter cubes and sugar for at least 4 minutes, scraping the bowl halfway through mixing.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add in vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop large spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  6. Place chunks of the peppermint bark bar throughout cookie dough.
  7. Cook for 10-14 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.