Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies are the marriage of my two favorite holiday flavors: chocolate and peppermint. Two easy sugar cookie doughs are swirled together to create a delicate, tender and show-stopping Christmas cookie!
And we’re back with my annual 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! Woohoo!
Love it or hate it, peppermint is inextricably linked to Christmas and December.
I’m not a lover of the peppermint. You will never find me noshing on a candy cane or one of those ubiquitous peppermint candies that grandmas and doctors ALWAYS have on hand.
Peppermint ice cream? No thanks.
Peppermint white chocolate frosting? Pass.
Peppermint cake? …
…sorry you lost me.
But the second peppermint is combined with dark chocolate, I lose all self-control.
Peppermint mocha? Thank you, Starbucks, you are a blessing.
Peppermint hot chocolate? Be liberal with the extract will you, please?
Peppermint chocolate bark? Is that even a question?
So it seemed natural to swirl my two favorite Christmas flavors together into one happy little sugar cookie!
You will love the delicate texture of these cookies – they are like a soft, almost chewy shortbread that melts in your mouth.
I swirled together a chocolate dough with a colored peppermint dough and then made the marble cookies with the scraps. You could skip the rolling altogether and just make marbled cookies!
P.S. Before you go calling me a liar…I decorate my tree with those mini candy canes in the photos! Because adorable is my weakness.