Peppermint Patty Surprise

Peppermint Patty Surprise

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  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Linda Carroll
Recipe by  Linda Carroll

“A chocolaty, minty cookie dough with a surprise peppermint patty inside!”

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Original recipe yields 3 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). In a microwave oven, melt 1 cup mint chocolate chips, stirring frequently until smooth; set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the melted chocolate, eggs, and vanilla. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt. Then mix in the remaining mint chocolate chips.
  3. Wrap about 1 tablespoon of dough around each peppermint patty quarter. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar, and place 1 1/2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar again.

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I thought that I could help with some of the problems that people are having with making these cookies. My family has been making these at Christmas for generations. We don't melt any chocolate chips for the cookie dough though. The recipe that we use is very similar. The only other changes are twice as much butter, twice the flour, omitting the baking powder and adding 1 tsp. baking soda. The mini peppermint patties we leave whole. Chilling the dough for two hours will help alot. Wrap the dough around the patty and then put the shaped cookies in the refrigerator to chill again while the oven preheats. Baking this on parchment lined baking sheets helps also. I hope this helps others. I know that there is alot of prep involved but the cookies are great.



This is a really great recipe. I used Peppermint "Bites" for this but would also use Jr. Mints. Instead of wrapping the dough around the mint, I just pushed one into the top of the dropped dough. This way they came out perfect, no leaking and a great big mint-chocolate centre. I do not use the icing sugar as it would be hard to roll this batter into a ball. I drop by TBSP onto a cookie sheet so it makes about 18 cookies. Really easy and very yummy. Try it!



I made these cookies twice because they didn't turn out too well the first time. Tips: 1) Do not use Jr. Mints in place of Peppermint Patties. Jr. Mints have a more liquid center and will leak out of the cookie dough, making a big mess and making the dough crunchy- almost candy like. 2) Prepare dough and chill it for a half hour to an hour before attempting to wrap it around the quartered peppermint pattie. 3) Use parchment paper when baking to keep cookies from sticking to cookie sheet.

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Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 172 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 28 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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