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Peppermint Patty Surprise

"A chocolaty, minty cookie dough with a surprise peppermint patty inside!"
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1 h servings 172 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


  • Calories:
  • 172 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 28g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.

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I thought that I could help with some of the problems that people are having with making these cookies. My family has been making these at Christmas for generations. We don't melt any chocolat...

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Easy to make, not so easy to eat. Mine came out drippy, and got dried out really quickly. I followed the recipe exactly and was just not impressed.

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I thought that I could help with some of the problems that people are having with making these cookies. My family has been making these at Christmas for generations. We don't melt any chocolat...

This is a really great recipe. I used Peppermint "Bites" for this but would also use Jr. Mints. Instead of wrapping the dough around the mint, I just pushed one into the top of the dropped dou...

I made these cookies twice because they didn't turn out too well the first time. Tips: 1) Do not use Jr. Mints in place of Peppermint Patties. Jr. Mints have a more liquid center and will lea...

Really good! I used Jr. Mints instead of peppermint patty. They tend to stick to pan, Silpat liner solved the problem!

This was a really good recipe except I had to add about a cup of extra flour. I also found out you have to roll the balls pretty large to avoid the peppermint from leaking out. I decided on a no...

I have used this recipe quite a few times now and I have tried making this a couple of different ways. I also could not find mint chips so I used semi sweet and added peppermint extract until t...

I have made these a few times. You need to refrigerate the dough for a few hours. I used the big York candy bar and cut big pieces and froze them before putting them in the center of the cooki...

I have made this many time. I have gone one step further in reducing my holiday stress though. Although it is wonderful to make it all from scratch if you have the time, if you don't, don't worr...

Out of about 30+ types of cookies I made this Chrismas, this was the most requested recipe! Thanks for sharing.