Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies & Giveaway

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You guys know how much I love sugar. And, how much I love cookies. So, the Holiday season is pretty much my FAVORITE time of year. I start dreaming about all the cookies I’m going to make months in advance.

Last year, right after we moved into our new house, one of our new neighbors brought us cookies. Can I tell you how happy that made me? I mean, it was like Christmas came early or something. Let’s just say, at our old house? I was lucky if the neighbors would say hello to us, let alone bring me cookies.

Anyway, my new BFFs brought me some of the best little chocolate mint cookies I’d ever had. They were incredibly moist and SO delicious. I inhaled them like I’d never seen a cookie before and then promptly asked for the recipe. Thank goodness our new awesome neighbor is also a generous one – she shared it with me!

The secret of these cookies is that they contain oil instead of butter. It creates the most moist cookie ever! Who knew? Certainly not me!

Now, those of you who know me know that I’m always looking for ways to lower the sugar in lots of recipes, especially ones around the holidays. My dad isn’t supposed to have sugar, so I always make him special treats that he can eat. I usually end up making him truffles or something like that, because I’m sort of scared of baking with sugar alternatives. But, thanks to these cookies, I’m not afraid anymore!

These cookies are made with Truvia® Baking Blend instead of sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend is a mixture of Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar, making ideal for cutting down on the sugar in holiday baking. Truvia® Baking Blend has 75% fewer calories and twice the sweetness of regular sugar. It’s designed for easy at-home baking and bakes up with sugar-like taste and moistness in baking recipes. And it really does!

These cookies were moist, delicious, minty, and amazing – and they have less sugar than if I’d made them as the recipe called for them. Meaning that, while they are not totally sugar-free, my dad can still enjoy a few of them and not feel like his bloodsugar is going to skyrocket.

Using Truvia® Baking Blend in this recipe was easy. You use less that you would regular sugar, so the 1.5 pound bag goes a long way. I love the easy pour spout – there is nothing I hate more than sugar all over my counter!

And really. That pile of dough and chips. How much do you want to bury your face in it?

After you roll your cookies in to balls, you roll them in more Truvia® Baking Blend and place on the cookie sheets. The only difference in baking was that the cookies don’t spread like they would with regular sugar (and the fact that the recipe uses oil in the place of butter causes that too). I simply pressed my cookies down a smidge before baking. Easy peasy!

This made a lot of cookies. And they were too good! I had to freeze some for Christmas, or they would have all ended up in my tummy. (Like most of the baked goods do this season!)

Now I have something exciting for you!

Truvia® Baking Blend is hosting a contest for one of my readers! One lucky Crazy for Crust reader will win a $25 giftcard to the grocery store of their choosing. Pretty cool, huh? If there is one place I go broke at the holidays, it’s at the grocery store buying all my holiday baking ingredients!

Here is how to enter:

Leave a comment stating what Holiday dessert/cookie recipe you’re most excited to try re-creating with Truvia® Baking Blend. That’s it – just leave that in the comments and you’re entered to win.

IZEA Media (the sponsor of this post) will be picking a winner on December 17th. Click here for all the contest rules.

Good luck!

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Truvia® Baking Blend
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch chips
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Additional Truvia® Baking Blend for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (if desired).
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Stir Truvia® Baking Blend and oil in a large bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in Andes chips and mini chocolate chips.
  4. Place an additional 1/2 cup Truvia® Baking Blend in a small bowl. Scoop tablespoon sized drops of cookie dough and roll into balls (dough will be oily). Roll in Truvia® Baking Blend and place on cookie sheet. Dough does not spread much, so you can place a lot on the cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes and cool completely on wire racks.
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  1. Yum!!! Those Andes peppermint bits are one of my favorites this year!!!
    Ashton @ Something Swanky recently posted..Pecan Pie Bread PuddingMy Profile

  2. These cookies look fab! I need to find those Andes! And if I win… I would love to use the Truvia baking blend in my gingerbread cake recipe :)
    Veronica recently posted..Cookies-n-Cream BrowniesMy Profile

  3. I would like to try to make a pumpkin roll with it!

  4. My favorite cookies are peanut butter kisses!
    Lorie recently posted..Tin Foil Christmas Tree SculpturesMy Profile

  5. I need to try the oil instead of butter trick…and the Andes mints too. I love this cookie recipe! I can’t stop baking this time of year, and would love to try this in cookies :)
    Baking Serendipity recently posted..‘Tis the SeasonMy Profile

  6. I have been wanting to try this too but like you I was a little weary of sugar substitutes. I would love to try and use this in my Snickerdoodles especially since mentioned using to roll your cookies before baking : )
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  7. I would try Truvia® Baking Blend in my chocolate chip cookies!

  8. I want to use the truvia blend to make THESE cookies. mmm these look delicious and festive- my favorite combo!

  9. I need to get my paws on that truvia stuff! Healthy cookies? Sign me up!
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..Super Crumb CakeMy Profile

  10. I need a whole bunch of skinny cookies that I can inhale:-) Guess I need to start baking with Truvia huh? I would love to try it in my granola bar recipes. Those cookies look so fun…I have been using those crunch pieces like crazy too!!!
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life recently posted..Peppermint Hot Chocolate Granola BarsMy Profile

  11. I need some of these. Can I come raid your freezer? Please?
    lizy b recently posted..Call of Duty CookiesMy Profile

  12. You’re right. I totally want to bury my face in that dough! You know I love a skinny recipe and these look just perfect! I would try truvia baking blend in my triple chocolate cookies!
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  13. I would try this recipe! it looks so good!

  14. I love that we both thought of doing a peppermint and chocolate combination!
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction recently posted..Peppermint Cream Brownie Pie with Truvia® + Giveaway!My Profile

  15. These look delicious! Pinning :) I would try Truvia in my classic peanut butter cookie recipe – yum!
    Trish @ Mom On Timeout recently posted..Your Creative Timeout Party {No.58}My Profile

  16. Looks great. I’d try oatmeal cookies since that’s one of Daddy’s favorites.
    Love, Mom

  17. I’d like to make red velvet cupcakes.

  18. These cookies look perfect for the holidays. I love anything with peppermint and chocolate!
    I have some toffee brownie bars that I want to make, Truvia would be perfect for it!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts recently posted..Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip LarabarsMy Profile

  19. Would love to try brownies with this. :)
    Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom recently posted..Root Beer Pulled Pork SandwichesMy Profile

  20. These are definitely festive! I watch my sugar intake since I believe we consume too much sugar in our everyday foods so I’m a big fan of Truvia or any other all-natural sweetener. Glad you enjoyed it in your recipe! :)
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  21. i’m actually looking forward to baking these and if they turn out good then i’m going to send some to my parents instead of cakeballs
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  22. I want to try to make my Almond Crescents gluten free. I’d also love to try to lower the sugar, since I usually end up eating 90% of the batch myself!
    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips recently posted..Individual Crustless Pumpkin Pies (aka Pumpkin Custards)My Profile

  23. Wow what an awesome prize! I would love to try it in my whole wheat cupcakes!
    Pamela recently posted..Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsMy Profile

  24. I’d be most excited to try recreating a molasses or ginger cookie!

    Your cookies look awesome!
    Averie @ Averie Cooks recently posted..Caramel Apple Crumble PieMy Profile

  25. Can’t wait to try these!! I would recreate my family pumpkin bread recipe that calls for 4 cups of sugar :/ but its heavenly!!

  26. I would love to make these, oMG! They look amazing!!!!

  27. Hope you save me one! YUMMY

  28. i’d love to try truvia and this recipe!!
    Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming recently posted..vegan chocolate peanut butter mousse pieMy Profile

  29. I’d like to recreate gingerbread cookies.

  30. Awesome giveaway. I can’t wait to try the Truvia® Baking Blend in my Triple Chocolate Almond Cookies. My all time favorite Holiday Cookies. :)

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  31. I love Truvia! I’ve been using it for almost 3 years now. I would like to try to make peppermint cream cookies.
    Tonia@thegunnysack recently posted..Christmas Lantern With Silver GildingMy Profile

  32. I love that these are made with Truvia! They look wonderful. I’m going to have to try to bake with that. Lowering sugar on desserts is always a good thing if they still taste wonderful.
    Erin @ Making Memories recently posted..We Wish You a Merry KISSmas and a CHAPPY New YearMy Profile

  33. Oh man, if I could make a shortbread cookie or snowball cookie with Truvia I would be in heaven!
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  34. LOVE minty choc cookies! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  35. Peppermint brownies seems like a nice choice for Truvia

  36. I would love to try this in my holiday cookies and a special chocolate cake.

  37. I would try with old fasion peanut brittle recipe

  38. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    I’d like to try fudge! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

  39. I use Truvia every day of my life. I make lemonade with it using fresh lemons…every day! I would love to try this with oatmeal cookies. I can’t eat sugar at all so this is my substitute of choice! Thanks for the giveaway! How nice!
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  40. oh I would try a cake ball, but that would mean cake from scratch, I don’t think that is even something I would try if it were real sugar;p And yay to a new house, you lucky girl.
    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more recently posted..Snow Man Cake Pops and a Give AwayMy Profile

  41. I would love to try some pies with Truvia!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  42. I already make most of my desserts with truvia, so I’m going to go ahead and say EVERYTHING :)
    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection recently posted..Grammy’s Creamy CheesecakeMy Profile

  43. Yum! I would probably make my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe — my cousin was recently diagnosed with juvenile-onset diabetes, and she misses my cookies!
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  44. Probably peanut butter cookies I’ve been totally obsessed lately!

  45. I hadn’t even seen the Truvia Baking Blend yet! My dad is diabetic, so I always try to make him some low-sugar sweets around the holidays. There’s a German Chocolate thumbprint cookie on Pinterest I’ve been thinking about trying for Christmas, so let’s go with that! I could potentially use the baking blend in the cookie AND the icing!
    Bobbi recently posted..Cranberry Pie: cherry pie’s evil (but gorgeous) stepsister.My Profile

  46. Snickerdoodles, we love them.

  47. Probably cranberry bliss bars like Starbucks or Andes Mint Cookies

  48. I have been wanting to bake with Truvia for a while….bust just hadn’t yet! Would love to turn all our favorites into less sugar! Cookies and Pies!

  49. I would try it in my peanut butter blossom cookies..yum!!

  50. I would try making pumpkin pie with Truvia

  51. What beautiful peppermint cookies! I never did get around to making a pumpkin cheesecake before Thanksgiving so I believe I’d start there.

  52. I love those peppermint chips! and we could certainly use a little less sugar in our holiday cookies
    Heather @French Press recently posted..Easy {no-bake} Gingerbread TreatsMy Profile

  53. I am most excited about recreating cinnamon rolls.
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  54. Kay McCaffery says:

    My husband loves gingersnaps but isn’t supposed to have sugar, so I will be anxious to try these with Truvia.

  55. Michelle C says:

    I would try it with good old fashioned oatmeal cookies!

  56. I’d love to try and make my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies recipe!

  57. Snickerdoodles for hubby and oatmeal raisin for me! Love to bake this time of year.

  58. These look so good Dorothy. I want to inhale all of these now too! Mint and chocolate is a divine combo and perfect for this time of year. I’m weird though, don’t like mint separately but with chocolate.. a winner.

    We get Truvia over here too but not the baking blend, will have to keep my eyes peeled for that in the New Year.
    Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} recently posted..Dark and White Chocolate Mousse ParfaitMy Profile

  59. I would like to try my moms fruited shortbread cookies using Truvia® Baking Blend.

  60. Joanne Gregory says:

    I’d love to remake my holiday cherry poundcake with Truvia!

  61. Dorothy- these look amazing. And it’s probably a good thing they use Truvia as I can see myself eating the entire batch before I even realize it! :)
    Sarah @ See Sarah Bake recently posted..Peppermint Hot Cocoa TrufflesMy Profile

  62. Plain ol’ sugar cookies. Then I can figure out the taste with Truvia and play around from there.

  63. I would like to use Truvia in gingerbread cookies!
    Kim of Mo’Betta recently posted..Perfect Chocolate CakeMy Profile

  64. I would love to win this, thanks for a great giveaway
    Cindy recently posted..Happy French Toast DayMy Profile

  65. I’d like to recreate sugar cookies!

  66. I LOVE chocolate chip cookies! Yours look yummy! I think I would try your recipe!

  67. Dorothy, these cookies turned out perfect! Love the peppermint and chocolate combo; it’s my favorite this time of year!
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl recently posted..Skinny Eggnog Pie {With a Gingersnap Crust}My Profile

  68. I’d like to try it instead of Splenda in my PB Cookies

  69. i have baked a few times using truvia and loved it. one of my favorite desserts for Christmas is peppermint bark cheesecake. would love to make it with truvia

  70. I would like to use Truvia in red velvet cupcakes or cookies!

  71. Dianne Shaw says:

    I would use it in chocolate chip cookies.

  72. My first thing would be Snickerdoodles with butter cream icing, we love them.

  73. I’d love to see how they stand up in cupcakes!
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  74. Lisa Brown says:

    I would like to make cinnamon rolls
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  75. i would love to use it in my ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe! mmmm :)

  76. Oil instead of butter… I am intrigued!
    Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate recently posted..Razzleberry PieMy Profile

  77. I do want to bury my face in that bowl of dough and peppermint chips. Yes, I do. I’d like to try these, actually, but also chocolate chip cookies. I always had bad luck with the Splenda baking sugar. Maybe this would work better?
    Kristin recently posted..It’s okay…My Profile

  78. I would like to try it in my favorite gingerbread recipe

  79. I’d love to make ginger snaps with Truvia!

  80. I’m curious to see how Truvia does with traditional sugar cookies or snickerdoodles!

  81. Laurie Fena says:

    I would love to try it in the pecan cookies that I make at Christmas time. And I tried the peppermint/chocolate combo in some cupcakes I made for a fundraiser at the Humane Society -loved it! Thanks, Dorothy


  82. I would love to try it with some old fashioned choc chip cookies

  83. I would love to make some cookies with the Andes peppermint crunch chips! I’ll have to buy some before they’re all gone!

  84. Paige Laine says:

    I would love to try Truvia with some cookies made with Biscoff spread…would help counter the extra sugar that adds! These in this post look super yummy, too!

  85. I’d love to try in my hubby’s favorite- snickerdoodles!

  86. I can’t wait to try the Pepperming Chocolate Chip Cookies! Got to go put the recipe items on my shopping list now!

  87. i would like to try truvia baking blend in my pumpkin cheesecake!

  88. I’d want to redo some sort of peanut butter cookie

  89. I’d love to recreate my grandmother’s delicious dutch apple pie with caramel sauce :)

  90. Ha! I forgot to enter the giveaway when I commented before, so I’m baaaaaaaack! I would use truvia baking blend in……… some sort of cheesecake I think! Low carb :) hahahaha…
    Ashton @ Something Swanky recently posted..3 Musketeer Rice Krispie TreatsMy Profile

  91. Oh man. I wonder how different my peppermint stick fudge would taste if I sweetened it with Truvia?! I am definitely up for that challenge.
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  92. I would like to make my favorite apple pie with Truvia

  93. Love these cute little cookies! So cute and they look delicious!
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  94. katherine d says:

    gingerbread men please!

  95. I’d try gingerbread cookies.

  96. I’d love to try using in a chocolate chip cookie.

  97. I want to try baking Gingerbread men cookies

  98. I would like to try in my all time fav sweet…brownies…


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