Peppermint Crunch Brownie Cookies Recipe

The best holiday combination comes together and creates a delicious Christmas cookie, that you won't be able to resist. These Peppermint Crunch Brownie Cookies taste like Christmas in your mouth.

I bought a bag of Andes Peppermint Crunch bits and have been trying to find a fun recipe to use them in.

I decided to try them on top of these peppermint brownie cookies and the combination of the two was awesome.

I frosted them with a simple vanilla frosting, but if you wanted to go crazy, you could add a 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract for extra minty cookies.

P.S. These brownie cookies are so yummy- they would be delicious without any frosting on them too.

could I make this recipe in brownie form instead of cookies?

Cookies are the perfect dessert if you are going to be feeding a crowd, because they are already individually cut.

If you are wanting to switch this recipe and turn it into brownie form, that is definitely a possibility. We recommend making the brownies according to box directions.

If you are looking for a delicious homemade brownie recipe, we recommend making our Grandma’s Fudgy Brownie recipe.

what could i use instead of peppermint?

I love the combination of peppermint and chocolate, but I know that not all people are fans of the mixed flavors.

If that is the case, we recommend adding a few different toppings to these brownie cookies, as well as removing the peppermint extract from the brownie cookie part, of the recipe.

If you are looking for a peppermint alternative, we have a few ideas for you:

-Holiday sprinkles
-Oreo cookie crumbles
-Milk chocolate drizzle
-Caramel bits
-M & M’s
-Heath crumbles
-Gingersnap cookie crumbles
-Peanuts or any favorite nut
-Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups crumbled
-Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bar
-any of your favorite candy bars

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We have hundreds of simple and delicious cookie recipes, that your family is going to love. We take you through each recipe, step by step, and show you exactly how to make it.

Each recipe is tried and true, so you can trust your family is going to love it.

Watch how to make another holiday cookie favorite, here:

looking for more Christmas Cookie recipes? Here are a few of my favorite:

Cake Mix Christmas Cookies
Christmas Santa Cookies
Molasses Cookies
Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies
Reindeer Sugar Cookies

Serves: 36

Peppermint Crunch Brownie Cookies Recipe

A delicious holiday cookie and you'll love the chocolate and peppermint combination.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (19.5 oz) package brownie mix (I used Pillsbury Milk Chocolate Brownie mix)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • Vanilla Frosting Recipe:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-6 tablespoons milk (whole milk makes the creamiest frosting, but you can use any kind you have)
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermint for topping (we used Andes Peppermint Crunch baking bits)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use a non-stick cookie sheet (or grease cookie sheet if needed) and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brownie mix, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Add in eggs and milk and stir with a large spoon. Add in melted butter, vanilla, and peppermint extract; stir until well blended.
  4. Spoon dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet (I did 12 cookies per sheet). Bake for 9-10 minutes (don?t overbake them- you want them soft and chewy like a brownie!).
  5. Remove from oven and allow them to cool completely before frosting (frosting recipe below). Once cool, frost each cookie and sprinkle with Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits (or crushed candy canes are yummy too!).
  6. Frosting directions:
  7. In your mixing bowl, add sugar, butter, and vanilla.
  8. Beat with a hand mixer on medium-low speed and slowly add milk. Add more milk if needed until you get the desired consistency. Increase the speed on your mixer to medium and beat until frosting is fluffy.

Recipe adapted from: Cooking Classy

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