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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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This cookie combines my two favorite flavors, and a sprinkling of crushed candy canes dresses them up for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2-¼ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ¾ cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1-½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ teaspoons Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
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  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 3-½ teaspoons Milk Or Half-and-Half
  • Finely Crushed Candy Canes (optional)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter with the sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Scrape sides of bowl as necessary. Add vanilla and peppermint extracts. On low speed, mix in the flour mixture a little at a time. Gently mix in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.

Place teaspoons of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Cool for one minute on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle glaze over the top of the cooled cookies. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes while glaze is still wet. Let cookies stand for 10-20 minutes until set.

Note: to make the glaze, simply mix the powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and milk or half-and-half until smooth and the consistency desired.

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ohjennran on 1.27.2010

used this recipe for a cookie exchange and they were a huge hit. Instead of using the crushed candycanes I used the peppermint sprinkles since I already had them. They were so tasty. easy and quick to make. will make these again at the holidays

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on 12.13.2009

I tried to rate this on my little bitty netbook and I meant to click 5 mitts but it activated at 4 mitts. So I’m trying again to raise the mitt value back up!

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on 12.13.2009

Just finished baking the cookies…mmm, good!

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mickswife on 12.12.2009

This was one of the two recipes that I used for my cookies at my holiday cookie swap this year. They were a huge hit! Thanks for the awesome recipe! These taste as yummy and festive as they look.

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jalexlamb on 12.12.2009

These cookies are AMAZING!!! Better make sure you use a good mixer–the dough got so dense my little handheld mixer was groaning. It was worth it though…the chocolate and peppermint just explode in your mouth.

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Jenelle Miller on 11.28.2012

very good and easy

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scotsma on 12.18.2011

I made two double batches of these last week and have one more double batch to go! They are delicious and a great cookie to give to neighbors and friends.

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jenng on 12.20.2010

LOVE these! They will make a great addition to my cookie tins :)

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