Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups

*Recipe adapted from The Gunny Sack*

Title: Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups

Makes: 24 Cookies


  • 1 tube of store bought sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 24+ mini candy canes
  • 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp of powdered hot chocolate mix
  • 1 cup and 2 oz (separated) of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Break cookie dough into large mixing bowl.
  3. Add cocoa powder and combine.
  4. Roll dough into balls.
  5. Completely cover dough balls in sugar.
  6. Spray mini muffin pan with baking spray.
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes, then let completely cool.
  8. Cut off curves of candy canes (24 total).
  9. Put rest of candy canes in ziplock bag. Crush with ice cream scoop.
  10. Heat up heavy cream in microwave for 1.5 minutes.
  11. Add powdered hot chocolate mix and combine.
  12. Add 1 cup of chocolate chips and let sit for 3 minutes.
  13. Mix until completely melted.
  14. Add peppermint extract and combine.
  15. Melt 2 oz of chocolate chips in microwave.
  16. Dip candy cane handles in chocolate and attach to cookie. May need to hold for a little while.
  17. Spoon ganache onto cookie cup. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces.
  18. Enjoy!