Peppermint Patty Surprise

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

Original recipe makes 3 dozen


2 cups mint chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
27 mini peppermint patties, quartered
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling

  • PREP

    25 mins

  • COOK

    12 mins


    1 hr


  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.


Calories: 172 kcal
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Cholesterol: 19 mg
Fat: 6.4 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 1.9 g
Sodium: 62 mg