Bookmark this: best family recipe series: Peppermint Crisp chocolate-chip cookies

September 18, 2014

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In this week’s Sasko and Prestige best recipe series, Marie Du Plooy, a stay-at-home-mom from Bloemfontein, shares her recipe for peppermint chocolate chip cookies. 

Says Marie: “Everyone who eats these cookies thinks they’re better than store-bought biscuits. My mother “developed” this recipe many, many years ago.  She then tried to bake with a ‘crunched’ slab of Peppermint Crisp chocolate added to the cooled dough, which turned out fabulously. Children really love these cookies, and adults are even more surprised by the ingredients and taste. I often add them to my kids’ school lunchboxes.”

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Marie’s tips? Don’t add the chocolate chips to the warm dough as they will melt. Rather wait until it’s cooled down. Also, do not overmix the dough once the chocolate has been added.


  • 125g butter
  • 25 ml golden syrup
  • 250 ml brown sugar
  • 5 ml salt
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 50 ml cocoa, sifted
  • 2 medium eggs; beaten
  • 250 ml cake flour
  • 250 ml oats
  • 250 ml coconut
  • 100 g block Peppermint Crisp chocolate; broken into smaller blocks and each block into four smaller pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Melt the butter, golden syrup, sugar and salt over low heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. (Note: I just melt it in the microwave until the mixture boils finely).
  • Stir in the baking soda and cocoa in the hot syrup mixture, stirring thoroughly and until evenly distributed. Let the mixture cool slightly.
  • Beat the eggs in with the cooled mixture. Stir in the flour, oats and coconut. Mix well and add a few drops of milk if the dough is too stiff.
  • Gently mix in the chocolate pieces until they are evenly distributed in the mixture.
  • Roll the dough into balls into sizes slightly bigger than a R5 coin. Place on a baking tray, leaving spaces between each cookie.
  • Press the balls flatter slightly and bake until well cooked, about 12-18 minutes.


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1 Comment

  • Lauren

    Will leave out the mint but looks like a devilish recipe!

    September 23, 2014 at 6:39 am Reply
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