Brownie Peppermint Cookies

Published November 29, 2011. Updated August 17, 2017

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Sorry to anyone following my blog, I know this is like the 3rd chocolate cookie in a row.  I’m loving the brownie cookie I guess =).  Anyone not following and just stopping by, you may also like Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies or Marshmallow Brownie Cookies.  They all basically start out with the same dough and are topped differently.  It is a delicious cookie even on it’s own.  I love this holiday version of it!  Peppermint and chocolate are divine together!  I hope you enjoy this holiday cookie as much as I do!

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Brownie Peppermint Cookies

Soft and chocolatey cookies with sweet peppermint flavor!
Servings: 36
Prep30 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour


  • 1 (18.3 oz) pkg brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 recipe vanilla cream frosting , recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes

Vanilla Cream Frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a cookie sheet and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brownie mix, flour, brown sugar and salt. Add in eggs and milk and stir with a large spoon. Add in melted butter, vanilla and peppermint extract, stir until well blended. Spoon dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (you can fit 12 per sheet). Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting. Once cool, frost each cookie and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Vanilla Cream Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip together sugar, butter and cream until fluffy. Stir in vanilla and salt, blend well.


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    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      It shouldn’t be dry? It should be thick though. I hope they haven’t changed the batter, I haven’t made these for a while. If it seems super thick you may want to add a few more tbsp of butter.

  • Allison

    Do you really only bake them for 10 minutes? I just checked mine and they don’t look done, but I have never made a cookie with this dry of dough before so maybe they are?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Yes, but if you made yours a little larger than I did or are in higher humidity you may want to bake them a little longer. I’d just recommend testing how gooey they are with a toothpick.

  • Steven

    I plan on making these for a holiday party on Wednesday. Only, I won’t be able to devote much time to baking on Tuesday night. I was planning on making the cookies tonight, making the frosting Tuesday night, and perhaps waking up early to combine the two Wednesday morning.

    Does that sound like a good plan, or will the cookies not keep?

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      They probably would keep that long I just think they are best the first and second day. I hope you love them Steven!

  • Hannah

    I’m making this recipe today for a potluck at our church tomorrow, and I noticed that the brownie mix I have includes a packet of Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Will adding the syrup affect the cookie at all, or should I just use the mix without the syrup? Thanks in advance! (these look amazing, by the way!)

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I don’t know consistency wise what it might do, so I’d probably wait until the end then if you think the batter seams dry I might add some of it.

  • Stefani

    Wow, I can’t wait to try out this recipe! I love homemade frosting- I wonder if a vanilla cream cheese frosting would pair well with the peppermint? I just might have to try it out! Thanks for sharing these beautiful cookies! They are perfect for a holiday party.

  • Raine

    My nephew would love this!
    He’s addicted to mint too and anything with it :)

    Thanks :)

  • Meghan

    The cookies are great. I made them for Christmas and they flew off the platter. My daughter requested them for New Year’s Eve. I added white chocolate chips and did not use crushed candy canes in the frosting the second time. They were just as popular. Thanks for the recipe for a cookie that my grandfather, who is very cautious about his eating habits, actually had multiple. He raved about them all week.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Meghan – that’s so great to hear they were enjoyed so much!! The white chocolate chips version sounds amazing, I’m going to have to try that soon =). Thanks so much for your comment!