Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Photo: Oxmoor House


  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup "measures-like-sugar" brown sugar calorie-free sweetener (such as Brown Sugar Twin)
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed sugar-free peppermint candies (about 30 candies)
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat margarine with a mixer at medium speed until creamy; gradually add sugar and sweetener, beating well. Add egg substitute and vanilla; beat well.

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients. Add to margarine mixture, stirring just until blended. Stir in crushed candy. Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls onto wax paper. Roll into balls; place balls, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls with a fork. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool on wire racks.

  • Yield: 38 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 70
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 0.0%
Fat per serving: 2.7g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 1.2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12g
Fiber per serving: 0.2g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 90mg
Calcium per serving: 0.0mg

Good to Know

By mixing sugar with calorie-free sweetener, these cookies have just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, the peppermint flavor will be a hit at any holiday party.

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