Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnaps

Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnaps are sure to impress all your friends and family at your next cookie exchange! These cookies are a soft, full of flavor, classic gingerbread cookie that will add the holiday cheer to any party or neighborhood gift. The white chocolate, peppermint and chocolate add just the right amount of flavor to enjoy a sweet and savory cookie. 

It is cookie exchange month! These cookies have gone from classic gingersnaps to “Oh, Wow” with a few extra ingredients that will bring your holiday plate together. When putting together your cookie exchange plates here are a few other cookies that will add a variety of fun to it Chocolate Snowball Cookies, Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies or these White Chocolate Cherry Cranberry Cookies.

Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnaps

I am loving everything red and green this time of year, especially on a plate full of cookies! I am a huge fan of peppermint and love how it blends so well with the creamy white chocolate and soft chocolate cookies. Every bite is bursting with flavor! I have fallen in love with these remarkable cookies that have become a family favorite in our home. I am excited to share them with my friends and family this holiday season!

How Do You Make Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnaps?

  • In the microwave melt 1 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips. Stir every 30 seconds until smooth. Cool. In another bowl, beat egg, 2/3 cup sugar, oil, corn syrup, and extracts. Beat in the melted chocolate. In another bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly beat it into wet mixture until combines. Fold in the crushed peppermint candies.
  • Place the remaining sugar into a bowl and shape the dough into one inch balls and roll into the sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until set for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
  • Once they are cooled, melt the white chocoalte chips in the microwave. Dip half of the cookie into the melted chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnaps?

Yes you can.  You will want to freeze them separately on parchment paper so they will not stick. Once you take them out of the freezer and let them thaw, then take them slowly off the parchment paper without losing all their white chocolate and/or peppermint.

You can also freeze the chocolate cookies without the white chocolate and peppermint garnish. When thawed, you can add the white chocolate and peppermint at that time.

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Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnaps

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
These cookies are a soft, full of flavor, classic gingerbread cookie that will add the holiday cheer to any party or neighborhood gift. The white chocolate, peppermint and chocolate add just the right amount of flavor to enjoy a sweet and savory cookie.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candies
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips optional dipping
  • 1/2 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the microwave melt 1 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips. Stir every 30 seconds until smooth. Cool. In another bowl, beat egg, 2/3 cup sugar, oil, corn syrup, and extracts. Beat in the melted chocolate. In another bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly beat it into wet mixture until combines. Fold in the crushed peppermint candies.
  2. Place the remaining sugar into a bowl and shape the dough into one inch balls and roll into the sugar. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake until set for 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Once they are cooled, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave. Dip half of the cookie into the melted chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnaps
Amount Per Serving
Calories 6963 Calories from Fat 3312
% Daily Value*
Fat 368g566%
Saturated Fat 158g790%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 2678mg112%
Potassium 3338mg95%
Carbohydrates 859g286%
Fiber 36g144%
Sugar 611g679%
Protein 69g138%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 988mg99%
Iron 35.2mg196%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. What do you do with the other cup of chocolate chips? Do you add them to the mixed dough? Also, are there any spices missing, I was prompted to check this out because of the word gingersnaps, expecting to see those spices, these are beautiful and sound great but I am still wondering if there are spices you wanted to include in the recipe? Thx!!

  2. Regarding your Chocolate Peppermint Gingersnap cookies…I don’t see where there is any ginger or molasses or anything that makes the Gingersnap cookies…I think they’re just Chocolate Peppermint cookies. Or am I missing something?

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