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how to make Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

Fudgy chocolate cookies dipped in white chocolate & sprinkled with crushed peppermint make these insanely DELICIOUS Double Chocolate Cookies that are just perfect for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies, peppermint, white chocolate
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling & chill time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 45 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 10 oz. chocolate chips (about 1¾ cups)
  • 10 tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • 1-2 tbsp peppermint candies or crushed candy canes


  • Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute at 50% power level. Stir and heat for another 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and continue stirring until there are no more lumps. (heat once more for 30 seconds if necessary)
  • In a medium-sized bowl, beat together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. Then stir in vanilla extract
  • Mix in the melted chocolate chips.
  • Stir in the dry ingredient mixture, being careful not to over stir.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into 1 ½ tbsp. balls using a cookie scoop and then place them on a cookie sheet. (leaving 2 inches between each)
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet, centers will be soft.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool for additional 5-10 minutes.


  • Crush the peppermint candies in a zip-top bag using a rolling pin. Set aside.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute at 50% power level. Stir and heat in 30-second intervals until there are very few small lumps. Remove and stir until completely melted, (be careful to not overcook or it will seize).
  • Dip half of each cookie into the melted white chocolate and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy over the white chocolate immediately.
  • Refrigerate the cookies for 5-10 minutes to allow chocolate to set.