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Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies


These decadent Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies have just the perfect hint of mint tucked inside beautiful snowy white layer of powdered sugar crackled against a bed of dark Ghirardelli chocolate using a brownie mix as a shortcut to crinkle cookie perfection.


Easy Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies using a brownie mix as a shortcut to crinkle #cookie perfection. Recipe at TidyMom.netclick to Pin this recipe

I want to enjoy this holiday season, not add more stress.  So finding a shortcut to a favorite holiday cookie leaves me more time I can spend with friends and family.

Last week after a long day, Allison reminded me that she needed cookies for a holiday party at school.  So we started digging thru the pantry to see what we had that could be whipped up with minimal effort, when we spied a chocolate crinkle cookie recipe on the side of a boxed brownie mix!  

Since this is the season for peppermint, we decided a few additions could take this easy cookie recipe to Holiday Cookie tray favorite!  And no one would be the wiser that this soft and gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside peppermint crinkle cookie started with a boxed brownie mix. 

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies using a brownie mix as a shortcut to crinkle #cookie perfection. Recipe at

My oh my these things are trouble! Not trouble to make……but to have around.  We ended up with a snow day, and the cookies didn’t make it to the party, which meant they were left in our kitchen…..calling my name. I can usually show a little self control and only have a few and give the rest away.  But these decadent little treats have just the perfect hint of mint tucked inside a bed of Ghirardelli chocolate, they were hard to resist.  Make these and you’ll see why. Enjoy!

Easy Peppermint Crinkle Cookies using a brownie mix as a shortcut to crinkle #cookie perfection. Recipe at #holiday

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Total Time: 31 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

These decadent little cookies have just the perfect hint of mint tucked inside beautiful snowy white layer of powdered sugar crackled against a bed of dark Ghirardelli chocolate.


  • 1 pouch Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup Andes Crème De Menthe Baking Chips
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (reserve for coating dough)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place brownie mix, flour, eggs, oil and extract in medium bowl. Stir until blended. (Dough will be stiff.) Fold in Baking chips.
  3. Place powdered sugar in separate bowl. For each cookie, scoop 1 rounded tablespoon dough and place in powdered sugar. Roll dough gently into balls, coating thoroughly with powdered sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 11-13 minutes, or until they are just barely set (do not over bake). Let cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.


recipe slightly adapted from Ghirardelli

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  1. 1

    Love any cookie that can be made from a brownie or cake mix. I will for sure need to try these!

  2. 2

    Love how easy these are!

  3. 3

    Chocolate Crinkle cookies are a favorite of mine. Adding the peppermint makes them perfect for the holidays! I can feel myself gaining weight already! :) YUM!

  4. 4

    Nom Nom Nom!! These look and sound delicious. I love crinkle cookies, never had them with peppermint though. Thanks for sharing, friend. xo

  5. 5

    My favorite kind of cookies. Love the Andes Mints in these!

  6. 6

    These look just amazing. I can’t wait to make some!!


  7. 7

    I was thinking about making Crinkles for the first time, but didn’t have a recipe. They’ll be a hit with peppermint flavor. Thanks for sharing.

  8. 8

    These look great Cheryl! And I’m all about shortcuts. Woohoo! Sometimes the side of the box is the best place for recipes. Love that!

  9. 9

    Love how easy and pretty these are! I have yet to try making crinkle cookies but I think these just may start me off! Plus they are so perfect for the season!

  10. 10

    I love the crinkles on top of your cookies Cheryl – fun for the holiday season!

  11. 11

    There is no holidays without chocolate crinkles! Pinned!

  12. 12

    my first email from your site, just made these cookies,yum,yum.

  13. 13

    Yum! I’m in with anything chocolate and peppermint! My mom and I used to make chocolate crinkles often but I love the addition of the peppermint!

  14. 14

    Super delicious and easy!! The perfect cookie combination! Thanks for the great recipe!!

  15. 15

    Thanks for the shout out lady! These look amazing.

  16. 16

    Crinkle cookies are so festive and perfect for the season with the addition of peppermint!

  17. 17

    Love all the goodies in this cookie!
    Oh dear God, this is an amazing roundup! I need to start baking!

  18. 18

    YUM!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Pinned ;)

  19. 19

    my kind of cookie!

  20. 20

    oh my heavens! theses look incredible! beautiful pictures.

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