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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie cookies, Brownies with a twist, Christmas Cookies, easy brownie dessert
Servings: 36
Calories: 208kcal

Equipment

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer

Ingredients

  • 19.5 ounces brownie mix  (I used Pillsbury Milk Chocolate Brownie mix)
  • cups flour
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract

Vanilla Frosting Recipe

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons Whole Milk (whole milk makes the creamiest frosting, but you can use any kind you have)
  • ¾ cup crushed peppermint for topping (we used Andes Peppermint Crunch baking bits)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Use a non-stick cookie sheet (or grease cookie sheet if needed) and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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!).
  • 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!).

Frosting Instructions

  • In your mixing bowl, add sugar, butter, and vanilla.
  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg