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Black & White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

by Courtney on December 12, 2011

So a few weeks ago I made these cookies. You may remember me teasing you with mentioning them.


Unfortunately, I couldn’t share them with you at the time because they were top secret. Okay, well not really “top secret,” but they were my contribution to The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.

So far, I’ve received two out of the three of my batches from the swap, but I’m hopeful that my third batch is still on its way. Both of the batches I’ve received have been delicious, thanks to Carrie and Hilary, and it’s been an absolute blast to participate. I’ll definitely be doing it again, and just in case you’re interested, you can already sign up NOW for a reminder next year by going to this link.

So the cookies that I made for the swap ended up being a little experiment. I had never made them before, but I wanted to embrace the flavors of the season by including none other than…peppermint.


Luckily, the cookies turned out even better than I could have imagined and thank god there were two leftover cookies so that I could “test” them without having to make a whole other batch. Not that that would have been a problem, but, ya know.


I immediately packaged up my cookies and sent them on their way, before I could dig into them any more. I even included a nice little recipe card with my cookie gifts, which I’ll be sharing with you all later this week.


But for today, it’s all about the cookies. So go get your mixer ready, throw on some Christmas tunes, and start baking some of these yummy little treats.




I just may be making another batch of these as we speak! Winking smile


Question for the Afternoon:

Have you ever participated in a cookie swap? Would you ever?

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1 Jodi @ Southern Flavored Life December 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

These look amazing! I have never participated in a cookie swap, but would love o. I make so many treats this time of year, that I have to send them all to my husband’s work; otherwise, I wouldn’t fit into any of my clothes! :-)


2 Lindsey December 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I did this one too, It was a lot of fun!
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3 Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters December 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm

white chocolate and peppermint are so frickin good together!!! Haven’t participated in a cookie swap per se, but I plan on co-hosting a gingerbread cookie decorating party in a few weeks!
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4 Lauren December 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm

These look great! I have some mint chocolate chips I’ve been meaning to use. I wonder how those would do in this
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5 Courtney December 12, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I’ll bet they’d be amazing!


6 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I’m really kicking myself for not doing this after seeing tons of posts about all these amazing cookies! Definitely signing up next year :)
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7 Nicole December 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

There is nothing like peppermint and chocolate together! I am always a cookies from a tube sort of gal – but this weekend I made them from scratch! I will have to try these next…..
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8 Val December 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm

these look yummy!!
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9 Colleen @ Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill December 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I made a similar batch of cookies the other night–I added Andes mint pieces to a chocolate cookie dough mix and they turned out wonderfully!
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10 Katie December 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I would definitely participate in a cookie swap! I have officially entered to be notified of next year’s swap, only sorry I didn’t make it this year! Guess I better make lots and lots of cookies to make up for the ones I won’t be getting in the mail… :)


11 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats December 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm

These sound fabulous! I wish I would have signed up for this cookie swap!
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12 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles December 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Peppermint owns my heart all year long- and around Christmas, I go even MORE CRAZY for the stuff! This would help with the addiction! <3 it!
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13 Mary @ Bites and Bliss December 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I think I may make this for my boyfriend’s sister for Christmas. They look wonderful!
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14 Shannon December 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I have never, ever participated in a cookie swap but I would love to someday!


15 Cassie @ bake your day December 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Fantastic combination, Courtney. I love reading all of the posts today. These sound awesome!


16 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake December 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm

These look fantastic; definitely pinning them!
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17 Lena @Fit on the Rocks December 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Ooh I wish I had gotten some cookies from you! I actually participated in this swap, too :)
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18 Laura @ Backstage Pass December 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm

These look great! Your cookie swap matches are lucky gals :-)
I also participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie swap, I made my Dad’s favorite cookies – Chocolate Cherry Nuggets :-) The recipe should link up here!
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19 Kristen @ notsodomesticated December 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I participated in the swap, too! :) I made peanut butter-hazelnut brownies … they are made with Nutella and they are SO good. I also loved getting all of the different cookies from other bloggers. It was a neat way of getting to know some blogs that I’ve never read before!
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20 Amanda @ Fashionably Plate December 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I participated in this cookie swap too! I am so glad I did! I would have never known about it without your blog :)
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21 Shannon from Healthiful Balance December 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

Those cookies look so good, thanks for sharing the recipe! :)
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22 Sarah December 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I participated in the food blog cookie swap this year too! It was my second time ever sending cookies. It was so fun, and I LOVED the cookies I got in the mail. I’ll have to try out your recipe. Mmmm!
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23 Katie December 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm

My friend received these cookies from you and so I got to try them. They were amazing!! I’m attempting to make them right now for another friend.


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