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Peppermint Pattie Cookies


2 hours 45 minutes
Skill Level
24 cookies

If there's a chocolate mint lover in your family, these chocolate peppermint patty cookies with gooey mint center are sure to impress. YORK Peppermint Patties. HERSHEY'S Cocoa. Warm cookies right out of the oven. What's not to love about this recipe?

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
45 minutes
Chill Time
1 hour


  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup
  • 1
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 24 small
    YORK Peppermint Patties (1-1/2 inch)
  • 1 Tbsp
    white decorator's sugar


Equipment Needed 
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Refrigerator Refrigerator
Oven Oven
Cookie Sheet Cookie Sheet
Parchment Paper Parchment Paper
Wire Rack Wire Rack

Beat butter and sugar in large mixing bowl; add egg, milk and vanilla, blending thoroughly. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture, blending well. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. (Dough will be a little soft.)


Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Remove wrappers from peppermint patties.


Roll dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. For each cookie flatten ball slightly; press peppermint pattie into dough. Mold dough around pattie so that it is completely covered. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Using knife edge press star design into surface of each cookie; sprinkle with decorator's sugar.


Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cookie is set; sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.


Delete decorator's sugar and dust baked cookies with powdered sugar.

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