Peppermint Chocolate Crinkles

I never made chocolate crinkles until today, but I remember having them at Christmastime when I was little.  Chocolate crinkles are gooey, chocolate cookies that are covered in powdered sugar.  Since peppermint and chocolate go so well together, I decided to make Peppermint Chocolate Crinkles by adding some peppermint extract and Andes baking chips.  I randomly found Andes baking chips at Target a few weeks ago and decided to try them.  They add a minty crunch to these chocolatey cookies.  Nothing says Christmas cookies like peppermint and chocolate.  Enjoy!


  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Andes Mints Chips or other peppermint chips
  • ½ cup powdered sugar


  1. In large bowl, mix oil, chocolate, granulated sugar, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. (Balls should be small because they will expand)
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
Yield:  About 72 cookies (depending on how small you roll them)



Filed under Baked Goods, Desserts

4 responses to “Peppermint Chocolate Crinkles

  1. What a great cookie for the season! I need to start exploring extracts, I love that you have peppermint extract! Great recipe. 🙂

  2. Amy

    I have yet to try making chocolate crinkles as well ;)! I love the addition of the andes mints to these, it makes them even more festive!

  3. What a delicious cookie! I love chocolate and mint paired together!

  4. These look so delicious. Chocolate and mint together are perfect!

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