In a large mixing bowl, cream butter & sugars together until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs & vanilla.
Combine the flour, cocoa, salt & baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture & mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely
In a microwave safe bowl, melt vanilla chips in 15 second increments. Cool. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar. Add melted chips, mix well.
Frost cookies; sprinkle with peppermint candies
If you use a larger cookie scoop (like I did) the cookies may need a little longer cooking time.