Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches


So sometimes I have these dreams where I wake up yelling like a lunatic and jumping on top of my husband to save me.  Happens like twice a year.

My husband is not a fan.

In the past I’ve sworn there was a scary murderer crouching on the ground next to my bed…

Another time it was a scary ghost-man floating above my bed, about to kill me.  You know, just floating there.

Then there was that time an older, stately gentleman wearing a dusty blue sweatshirt stood at the end of my bed shaking his head at me. He was probably going to kill me.


I think my subconscious is telling me that I am scared of ghost-men murderers.

Seems valid.


Anyway, I had one of these dreams the other night…but I am happy to say that the cycle has been broken.  I did not dream of a scary murder-man.  Nope.  I woke up screaming and jumping on my husband because a scary 8 inch spider-ghost jumped on my bed…

and was probably going to murder me.


So yeah, I think I am scared of being murdered, by man or spider.


So after I realized the spider was a figment of my imagination, most likely being sparked by watching Arachnophobia with my kids (which, btw, I THOUGHT was a comedy), I laid awake in my bed for a while.


So these cookies are something I thought up while recovering from almost being murdered by a ghost-spider.



Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
Photobucket These cookies are totally easy…

They are based on these cookies I did a while back. So this latest version was a total no-brainer.


I started with my favorite cocoa powder, Hershey’s Special Dark.  You certainly don’t have to use the dark cocoa powder, but it really is great in these cookies!


I adapted this cookie recipe from Hershey’s Cookie HQ…with only a few small alterations.


Sift that together with your other dry ingredients…

Photobucket Once you have your batter made, drop it in 2 teaspoon sized portions on a parchment lined baking sheet…

I formed mine into little balls, but you don’t have to.  I just wanted them to all bake the same shape.

Let them cool on your baking sheet for about 3 minutes…

Photobucket And then get your York Peppermint Patties ready…


While the cookies are still warm, but not hot, sandwich a Patty in between two cookies…


The warm cookie will melt the chocolate of the patty enough to stick to the cookies, creating a yummy filling!

These are the perfect cookie for the holidays or a cookie swap!



Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
Makes approx 24 cookie sandwiches
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • approx 24 York Peppermint Patties
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and both eggs and stir until combined and smooth, about 1 more minute.
  3. IN a separate bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Slowly add into butter mixture, Beating until combined.
  5. Add in mini chips and stir until incorporated.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Measure out approx 2 tsp of dough and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 7-8 minutes until puffed and just set.
  8. Let cookies cool approx 3 minutes on baking sheet, then place a peppermint patty in between 2 warm cookies and place on a wire rack to continue cooling. Gently press cookies together so as the chocolate melts, the cookies stick to the patty.


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I can’t believe I haven’t thought to put York peppermint patties between cookies before. This is just brilliant. These are definitely a “betcha can’t eat just one” kind of cookie!

December 4, 2012 1:33 pm

We are on the same baking page! I love it:)

December 4, 2012 1:34 pm

I have done the extact same thing! I think it’s been about 3 times over the last few years, I wake up on the other side of the room because I jumped out of bed when I dreamt of a huge spider attacking me in bed. And it always takes me a few seconds to realize it was just a dream and I wonder how I got across the room. :/

December 4, 2012 1:48 pm

Oh, I love these!!!

December 4, 2012 2:11 pm

Shelly they look delish! I made chocolate cookies and posted about them yesterday and really wanted to add peppermint but I didn’t. Next time :) I love the sandwich filling layer of peppermint pattys you used! And the cookies themselves look perfect! Pinning!

December 4, 2012 2:13 pm

simple yet sounds totally amazing!

December 4, 2012 2:18 pm

This is pretty much everything I want in a cookie. Love!

December 4, 2012 2:20 pm

what a great idea! love these! might make them for a potluck at work!

December 4, 2012 2:27 pm

Totally valid thought. And umm yeah rock star cookies.

December 4, 2012 2:48 pm

spider ghosts are TOTALLY real… don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. However, I heard that keeping a stash of these cookies next to you is a spider ghost deterrent. So, please make some more. quickly.

December 4, 2012 2:55 pm

Please tell me you are bringing these to my cookie swap. PLEASE? Holy chocolate and mint brilliance, batman.

Anne Weber-Falk
December 4, 2012 2:56 pm

I’m not a fan of mixing cookies with candy but I will totally do this. These look great. I know my family will be all over these too.

December 4, 2012 3:00 pm

amazing! love these!

Jessica Gonzalez
December 4, 2012 3:19 pm

Holy Moly!!! I am soooo making these for my Cookie Swap Party!! Question – is it two tsp. of baking soda or is that second baking soda suppose to be baking powder?? Thanks in advance!!

December 4, 2012 5:04 pm

My oldest would love these! She really likes peppermint patties. I also wake my husband up to look for spiders!

December 4, 2012 5:06 pm

Loved your other version of these, and I love this one for the holidays! Anything with chocolate and mint is a good thing.

December 4, 2012 5:29 pm

Looks so delicious! I could so eat some right now!

December 4, 2012 6:56 pm

oh I hope you saw what I did with the peppermint patty’s?
so good.
see peppermint is my favorite to bake with. While everyone loves pumpkin, I’m happy to be in the peppermint season now.
your dreams sound like your body is trying to get rid of a lot of built up stress.
that’s what i was told when i had a bout of them.
wasn’t this a great comment? lol

December 4, 2012 7:09 pm

Simply genius. And ugh, when I’m stressed, I have really vivid dreams about zombies chasing me. It’s AWFUL.

December 4, 2012 9:13 pm

Oh, these look delightful!

December 4, 2012 9:51 pm

These look so fabulous I cannot wait to make them! I love all other kinds of candy incorporated into cookies, so why not Peppermint Patties?! Great idea!

December 4, 2012 10:35 pm

Those dreams are the WORST! Hopefully youve used up your quota for this year. Or…not if it means we keep getting peppermint chocolate heaven recipes like this out of ’em!

December 4, 2012 11:06 pm

I have to make these for my Dad, stat! He’s the resident peppermint patty lover in our fam… and his birthday is coming up. Perfect! :)

December 5, 2012 12:27 am

oh yes, this is my kind of cookie!

December 5, 2012 1:36 am

This is awesome!! I would totally gobble all of these cookies!

December 5, 2012 8:16 am

Looking at these is making my mouth water! :)

December 5, 2012 9:37 am

yes to everything. i do the same thing to my hubby with my crazy dreams. AND peppermint patties are my favorite, so i need about 6 dozen of these.

also. hot chocolate made with that special dark cocoa? insane.

December 5, 2012 11:24 am

It seems there is nothing like the threat of death by arachnid to spark the creative genius in you. This cookie is definitely a flash of brilliance! Love it!

December 5, 2012 12:53 pm

I hate that, dreams that are so scary but really dumb, LOL. But the cookies, those are awesome!

December 5, 2012 1:11 pm

These are seriously making me very, very hungry.

December 5, 2012 10:30 pm

Ha! Seems like a valid conclusion. No one wants to be murdered by spider or man =o) And your cookies look wonderful!!!

December 5, 2012 10:51 pm

What an awesome idea to use the patty as a filling. These look incredible!

December 6, 2012 2:54 am

Shelly, This is GENIUS!

December 6, 2012 7:13 am

I HATE dreams like that. Nightmares of any kind are the absolute worst. Maybe you should keep a stash of these next to your bed to munch on when you can’t get back to sleep.

December 6, 2012 3:41 pm

I’m a sucker for anything with Peppermint Patties! These cookies look like bites of heaven!

December 7, 2012 12:30 am

That cut cookie shot totally looks like a way better version of an oatmeal cream pie!

December 7, 2012 10:56 am

I have dreams like that too! They are awful. I’m sure when we lived in an apartment, our neighbors hated me. I think I might make these for Christmas this year–you had me at easy.

December 7, 2012 2:35 pm

Such a simple, brilliant idea!!


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December 8, 2012 11:02 pm

These looks amazing!! Love your blog!

December 9, 2012 12:41 pm

Would these freeze? I am trying to bake ahead for Christmas.

December 10, 2012 2:38 pm

i really have no words to describe your genius.

December 11, 2012 11:40 pm

My Greg would love these!
Genius baking the peppermint patty right into the cookie!

December 22, 2012 11:13 am

Sorry that you had a creepy spider murder man dream but I’m also, glad that you did because without that dream you wouldn’t have these cookies haha. I can already see that you’re going to be a favorite on chocolate and peppermint patties what’s not to love……. Well I mean except for the creepy spider dream I don’t want to have anything to do with that haha

December 22, 2012 11:15 am

Add comment should have said “I can tell that these are going to be a favorite”….


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Michael Koons
December 2, 2013 10:18 pm

So you are suppose to use the fun size miniature York Peppermint Patties for these cookies correct?

December 11, 2014 1:48 pm

I wonder if another type of cookie flavor would work? The idea sounds delicious!!