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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 36 chocolate mint candies I use Andes
  • crushed peppermint candies


  • In a large pan over low heat - cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add the chocolate chips, remove from the heat, & stir until melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off slightly.
  • At high speed with an electric mixer, beat in the eggs one at a time. Add in the vanilla extract. Reduce speed to low & add the dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking, unwrap mints and slice each in half. When cookies are brought out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.