Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies Recipe


Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies are a great Christmas cookie recipe using oats, cocoa and peppermint baking chips.Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies are a great Christmas cookie recipe using oats, cocoa and peppermint baking chips.Chocolate and mint go together at Christmastime nearly as perfectly as Rudolph and Clarice. I tweaked a traditional oatmeal cookie recipe to include these flavors in these Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies!

A few years ago, Quaker celebrated the 100th anniversary of their iconic oats canister and sent me a fun product package, which I promptly opened up and used in this recipe!

History behind the Quaker “Can”iversary

Quaker OatsMore than 138 years ago, Quaker defined the hot cereal category. They were the first to include a recipe on their product packaging (Oatmeal Bread, 1891) and in 1915 – 100 years ago – they designed a colorful, convenient package in a round cardboard canister form, decorated with the brand’s trademark image.

Today, Quaker produces 120 million canisters at its facility in Cedar Rapids.

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups Quaker Oats (Quick 1-Minute)
  • 1/2 package Andes Peppermint Baking Chips

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies are a great Christmas cookies recipe using oats, cocoa and peppermint baking chips.Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually mix in to batter. Add oats slowly; dough will become stiff. Fold in peppermint baking chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls (this scoop makes it easy) onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 11 minutes until set; cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tip: I found that these taste best the first two days; I baked half of the dough, and froze the rest to bake Christmas day so they’ll be warm and fresh! 

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies are a great Christmas cookies recipe using oats, cocoa and peppermint baking chips.

Chocolate Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1
    cup
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2
    cups
    sugar
  • 1
    cup
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 1/2
    tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2
    cups
    flour
  • 1/2
    cup
    cocoa
  • 1
    tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2
    tsp
    salt
  • 2 1/2
    cups
    Quaker Oats (Quick 1-Minute)
  • 1/2
    pkg
    Andes Peppermint Baking Chips

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar.

  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually mix in to batter.

  4. Add oats slowly; dough will become stiff. Fold in peppermint baking chips.

  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 11 minutes until set; cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

This article was originally published Dec. 13, 2015.
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