8 Step Frosted Peppermint Brownie Cookie Recipe

10:00 AM

Coz, peppermint in cookies are bomb (obvs.)

If I haven't been advertising Peppermint enough (See here), here's another recipe with peppermint in famous brownie cookie! These were the perfect combination of minty, chewy and sweet!

Now, I've always wanted to learn how to bake. I just never had the chance to make a full blown pastry because our oven was still in Cebu. So when we had it shipped here in Manila, I immediately looked for a lot of recipes online that I could pin for later. And since I'm on my 12 Days Of Blogmas, I decided to bake for the first time ever with this recipe!

And I'm proud to say, I didn't burn the cookies (And our kitchen!) All for the first try too! So let's get on with it shall we?


  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) unsalted butter (diced into 4 pieces) 
  • 1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 oz Unsweetened baking chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 1 1/4 cups (175 g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup packed (148 g) light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (74 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract or 1 cup crushed peppermint candy

Ingredients for frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 4 tbspn unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 tspn peppermint extract
  • 2 cups (236 g) powdered sugar
  • Crushed Peppermiint candy canes for topping


  1. Melt the chocolate chips, unsweetened chocolate and butter into a microwave safe bowl for about 60 seconds & stirring between 20 second intervals until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool for about 25-30 mins. 
  2. In another mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda & salt for 20 seconds and set aside. Do the same for the eggs, egg yolk, brown sugar & granulated sugar in another bowl. Then, mix both mixtures well with an electric hand mixer for about 3 minutes or until pale, fluffy & creamy. 
  3. Add in the vanilla & peppermint extract. Lastly, mix this with the cooled chocolate mixture for another 2 minutes. 
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill until partially set for about 45 minutes. This makes it easier to roll and chilling will reduce spread. 
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees during the last 10 minutes of chilling. 
  6. Scoop the dough out about for 2-2 1/2 tbspn at a time and shape into balls. Place the dough balls into a parchment paper spacing them into 2 inches apart. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 8-11 minutes. Cookies should look slightly under-baked and they'll continue to cook slightly once removed from the oven. 
  7. Cool in the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cool, frost with Peppermint Cream cheese frosting then sprinkle with crushed candy canes. You can leave them as round cookies or you could cut them into shapes using a cookie cutter together with the frost.
  8. For the frosting: In clean mixing bowl, whip together cream cheese and butter. Add peppermint extract and powdered sugar until pale and fluffy.

What I've learned so far after baking this though, you should really stick to the actual ingredients. (Well, that's actually the #1 baking rule.) Especially those granulated/powdered sugar because it's such a big deal with the results afterwards. I used a regular white sugar since the grocery were already out of stock of granulated/powdered sugar. (Yes!! That early! We went to the grocery a week before I baked this!)

But not that I didn't like my results, but for me, it could've been better. (HA! This is usually every ones thoughts after trying hard right? "It could've been better") But hey! It still tastes good! Especially the brownie itself! Its still perfectly moist and chewy just as it should've been.

And there you have it, prepare some warm milk and munch on these delicious brownie cookies. Remember to leave some for Santa! 

Original Recipe Source: Cooking Classy. 

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