Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Simple to make, with only 4 ingredients, Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies are a beautiful addition to any cookie tray. Nobody needs to know that it took you no time at all to prepare these chocolate peppermint holiday cookies!  You can just sit back, smile, and watch them disappear from the plate.

Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies – a Quick & Easy Holiday Cookie

Are you like me? Do you have grandiose plans to bake all sorts of Christmas cookies only to find yourself at the last minute in a panic because you have made about two things and you can’t even fill a cookie tray? Well, I’ve come to your rescue. These beautiful Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies are literally 4 ingredients and the EASIEST thing you may have made all year. 

But for as easy as they are, and friends, we are talkin’ E.Z. – they can really glitz up a cookie tray with their white dip and sparkly peppermint candies!


Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a confession. For as long as I have been baking, and blogging for that matter, I don’t have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that really rivals a good old fashioned Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie. I mean, sure I have lots of chocolate chip recipes, even chocolate chip cookie recipes, but they are doctored up in some way, like my Big Bakery Style Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies, my Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies, or even these White Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies.

But when it comes to true chocolate chip cookies, I always make the ones on the bag of the Nestlé Toll House Chocolate Chips. (or buy the refrigerated cookie dough and break them apart and bake kind when I am really in a rush!) These cookies are the latter. 


Friends Episode with the Nestlé Toulouse Cookies

Remember that episode of Friends, “The One with Phoebe’s Cookies?” Where she tells Monica she can’t share her French grandmother’s cookie recipe, “Nestle Toulouse?” In the end, it’s the recipe from the chocolate chip bag. Nobody needs to know. 

Of course, if you have a favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, maybe even a secret one from your Grandmother, please use it!


Ingredients in these Simple Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies

For this easy holiday cookie recipe, I used refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, white almond bark, peppermint extract, and crushed candy canes. Yep! That’s it!


Alternate Ingredients Ideas for Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you don’t have any almond bark on hand, you could use white chocolate chips, and call them White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies or even dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips. I added a little bit of peppermint extract to my almond bark, but if you don’t have it on hand, they are plenty pepperminty enough without it, too. 

Crushed peppermint candies work in place of candy canes, or switch up the candy cane colors to the ones with red, white and green. Add some festive sprinkles.

And, as I mentioned before, use your own tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe. A chocolate chocolate chip recipe works really well here, too, if you want even more chocolate flavor, then you can call them Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Cookies! That’s the beauty of recipes, making them your own.


Making Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake your cookies, and let them cool. Melt your almond bark and stir it smooth, adding in a touch of peppermint extract if you want.

Make sure the bowl you have melted the almond bark in allows you to dunk half of the cookie into it with ease. 

Place the dipped cookie on a baking rack, and sprinkle it with crushed candy canes. Allow them to set up.


My cookies were set in less than 30 minutes. How long that takes can depend on the temperature in your kitchen. That’s it!

This recipe makes a dozen regular-sized cookies. It’s easy to double. But also make pretty little mini peppermint dipped cookies!

Step by Step measurements and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below. 


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Don’t forget where you got the idea for these Easy Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies! Pin this recipe to your favorite Pinterest baking recipe board before you go!


If you are a fan of peppermint bark, you’ll love these. The outside peppermint dip made me think of a peppermint bark chocolate chip cookie.  The soft chewy texture, with the candy cane crunch, got me to thinking about one of my absolute favorite Christmas Cookies, these Chocolate Mint Candy Cookies.


close up Chocolate Mint Candy Cookies on a white platter
Soft and chewy Chocolate Mint Candy Cookies, frosted with an Andes Mint Candy and sprinkled with crushed peppermint. Perfect for the holidays!

They are a recipe I was given years ago, that my sister-in-law always made at Christmastime.  When we lost her 15 years ago, I wanted to make sure that they still made a regular appearance at all of our family Christmases. 


Other Chocolate Mint Recipes to love

Chocolate and Peppermint may be one of my most favorite combinations, ever. I have several other recipes that you might like, too! 


How to Assemble the Perfect Holiday Cookie Platter assortment of cookie recipes

^ Want to learn how to assemble the perfect holiday cookie platter? I can help! ^


This recipe was made for Christmas Sweets Week – a week where a whole bunch of food bloggers get together and share sweets of all kinds in the first week of December. You can see all of today’s recipes right beneath my printable recipe card below.


Let’s make some Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies!  M.

Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies on snowflake plate
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Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simple to make, with only 4 ingredients, Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies are a beautiful addition to any cookie tray. Nobody needs to know that it took you no time at all to prepare these chocolate peppermint holiday cookies!  You can just sit back, smile, and watch them disappear from the plate.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4 ingredient cookie recipe, candy canes, chocolate and peppermint, easy cookie exchange cookies, holiday cookies, peppermint chocolate chip cookies, Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies, peppermint dipped cookies, ways to decorate Nestlé Toll House refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, white almond bark
Servings: 1 dozen
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 6 squares 12 ounces white almond bark, melted per package instructions
  • 2 drops peppermint extract optional
  • 12 chocolate chip cookies baked and cooled
  • 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy canes more if you like more candies


  • In a small bowl, deep enough to dip half of your cookie, melt almond bark according to microwave package instructions. Stir in peppermint extract, if desired.
  • Dip baked and cooled chocolate chip cookie halfway into the melted almond bark. Place on a baking rack.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy cane over melted almond bark.
  • Leave on the rack until set and no longer wet.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g

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  1. I love Christmas baking and these cookies tick all of the boxes! No doubt Santa will be knocking at your door. Super cute, festive and fun, love, love, love them!

  2. These cookies look so festive. I was looking for a new cookie idea this year, and I am happy I have visited your site 🙂 Lovely!

  3. Oh my! How good do they look?? We’re creating a edible gift pack for Christmas this year for your family and friends and we don’t have a peppermint flavoured one as yet so this is great! Thanks for the recipe.

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