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This one is for the peppermint lover! A peppermint patty hides inside a soft chocolate cookie. Drizzled with white chocolate and crushed candy, this cookie is dressed up for the holidays!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Cookies from www.tasteandtellblog.com
It’s not often that I have a sweet recipe on Saturdays. After all, if you watch Rachael Ray, you’ll know that she is a self-proclaimed horrible baker. (Which, I somehow doubt this. She can bake up a cream puff, so I’m pretty sure she’d be pretty great when it comes to baking…) But the good thing is that there is always a sweet treat or two in her magazine. And the December issue of the magazine didn’t dissapoint in the baking area at all! There is a whole section on “stuffed” cookies, and believe me – I wanted to make every single one of those cookies!! But seeing that there are only so many hours in a day, and also that I really don’t need to be eating 12 dozen cookies all by myself, I narrowed it down to the recipe I thought I’d like the best – these chocolate cookies stuffed with a peppermint patty.

We had a little family cookie party this past weekend, and these cookies were loved by all. In fact, my mom was still talking about them a few days later! You really can’t go wrong with a chocolate cookie, filled with a peppermint patty!!

These cookies were a little tricky to figure out, but once I got the hang of it, they were a piece of cake. First of all, the dough is supposed to be refrigerated for an hour. I refrigerated mine overnight, and it was so hard when I took it out, I had to let it sit out for about an hour before I could even work with it. In some of the reviews online, people were complaining about the cookies spreading. I didn’t have that problem at all – maybe because I refrigerated them so long?? Second, since this dough isn’t super soft, it was tricky to get it around the peppermint patties. I found the easiest way was to break the dough into 2 dozen balls. Then break each ball in half, and make 2 flat discs out of those. Then put a peppermint patty in the center of two of the discs and wrap the dough around the patty. You need to make sure the peppermint patty is fully encased in the dough. Any holes, and the peppermint patty will leak out. Surprisingly, once I got the hang of these, they were quite easy, and extremely tasty!

These would make an impressive addition to your cookie plates this Christmas!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Cookies from www.tasteandtellblog.com

Double Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Cookies
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This one is for the peppermint lover! A peppermint patty hides inside a soft chocolate cookie. Drizzled with white chocolate and crushed candy, this cookie is dressed up for the holidays!
Serves: 24 cookies
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ sticks (6 oz) unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 1 egg
  • 24 miniature (about 1½-inch) peppermint patties, unwrapped and chilled
  • 6 oz. white chocolate, chopped
  • peppermint candy canes or peppermint candies, crushed or finely chopped
  1. In an electric mixer, beat the flour, cocoa powder, both sugars, salt and baking soda on low speed. Beat in the butter, then beat in the egg. Lay out a large sheet of plastic wrap and turn the dough onto the wrap. Wrap up and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Divide the dough into 24 equal pieces, about 1 tablespoon each. Working with one piece of dough at a time, cut the piece into 2 equal parts. Using your hands or on a work surface, flatten each piece into a circle, just larger than the peppermint patty. Put a peppermint patty on top of one piece, and put the other piece on top. Mold the dough around the peppermint patty with your hands, making sure there are no holes. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough and peppermint patties.
  4. Bake in teh preheated oven, rotating the pans halfway through, until just firm to the touch, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, melt half of the white chocolate in a double boiler. Remove from the heat and stir in the other half, stirring continuously until the chocolate has completely melted and is smooth. Using a large spoon or a fork, drizzle the cookies with the white chocolate, and then sprinkle with some crushed candy cane.
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  7. adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray December 2011


Here are some more great stuffed cookies:

A collection of stuffed cookie recipes from Picky Palate (the queen of stuffed cookies!)
Reeses-Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Recipe Girl
Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed Chocolate Cookies from Buns in My Oven
Rolo Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Frosted Candy Bar Stuffed Cookie Cups from Kevin and Amanda

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21 Responses to Double Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Cookies {Saturdays with Rachael Ray}

  1. Maria says:

    These are on my to do list too. Just don’t know if I will have time! So many cookies, not enough days in December!

  2. hi there! absolutly gorgeous! I always wanted to make a choco cookie with a mint filling. My husband goes crazy for choco and mint desserts. a bit of an english kick, right? 😉

  3. oh these look amazing!

    i have seen similar floating around pinterest and also on maria/twopeas site (I think?)…
    you have just convinced me I have to make them!

  4. Robyn says:

    I love chocolate and peppermint! They seem like more work than I am willing to put in right now, but I will have to pin them and try them later!

  5. Katrina says:

    YES! I love peppermint patties and these sound lovely!

  6. My hubby would just die for these! They sound heavenly!

  7. Karly says:

    Ooh, I bet those did get rave reviews! Yum!

    Thanks for linking to my stuffed cookies, too. 🙂

  8. I’m not a huge fan of the mint + chocolate flavor combination but my brother is obsessed with it! He would love these – thanks for posting! 🙂

  9. Kim says:

    These have me wishing that I wasn’t the only one in my family who loved minty desserts. If I made these I would have to eat them all….and I would! Very pretty.

  10. camie says:

    Yum! This is the recipe I’ve been waiting for. My niece is serving a mission and when I asked what kind of treat she’d like she said chocolate + mint. Perfect.

  11. Chels R. says:

    WHAT, it’s STUFFED!? That’s crazy! It looks so insanely good. I’m not a huge peppermint patty person, but this could make me a believer.

  12. Joanne says:

    My roommates and I are total suckers for any and all things peppermint/chocolate! These are SO happy. At the expense of my waistline. Oh well.

  13. Peppermint patties are my brothers favorite candy. If I can get it together I’m totally making these to send to him! Great to see you yesterday!

  14. LOVE! I could eat a hundred of these.

  15. grace says:

    chocolate, white chocolate, and peppermint–this is a recipe tailor-made for me!

  16. kitchen flavours says:

    Hi, I’ve linked a previous post, a delicious pasta dish from Rachael Ray.
    Your choc peppermint cookies looks really good! My daughter is a great fan of anything mint, she would definitely love this!
    Have a lovely day!

  17. All my favorite flavors combined! My mouth is salivating.

  18. deb do you know that almost every night b4 bed i have 2 peppermint patties? it’s a bad habit but i crave that peppermint every night.
    don’t get me started on peppermint gelato!

  19. I love the peppermint patty inside of the chocolate cookie…yum; and I love how it looks too. I’m pinning this!

  20. MinG says:

    Realize this is an old post but wanted to post an update. I found these in the RR magazine years ago but stopped making them because the cookies were just too big when on a platter with many varieties no one wanted just one really big cookie. So when I passed the candy aisle at my local store and saw the miniature bag of unwrapped peppermint patties I realized I could make mini versions of this cookie. They turned out perfect!
    I took the idea from this blog about rolling in a ball and cutting in half then took each half and wrapped one half around each mini peppermint patty! It made about 44 cookies and I cooked them for 7-8 1/2 minutes.

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