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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

FIRST PLACE Submitted by: Julia Herschberger, Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative
Course Cookies
Servings 2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces white chocolate
  • 3 candy canes crushed


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugars and egg. Add vanilla and dry ingredients. Dough will be thick and stiff. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by tablespoons onto parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes. Cookies will look very soft in center. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Melt white chocolate. Make sure chocolate chips in cookies are hardened before dipping cookies in white chocolate. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate and place on waxed paper. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes on top of white chocolate. Place in fridge to harden.


Note: They look and taste delightful!