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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

December 23, 2014

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Merry almost Christmas everyone! I’m sharing one more dessert bursting with holiday flavors before Christmas! Tis the season for peppermint-chocolate flavored everything. And homemade cookies! These cookies are a win-win guaranteed to wow family members and Santa alike 🙂

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies - 2Teaspoons

The cookies are super-simple to make. You just sift the dry ingredients together, cream the wet ingredients together, and then gently combine. Stir in some chocolate chips and voila! Yummy cookie dough 🙂

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies - 2Teaspoons

The buttercream frosting whips up in minutes and the infusion of peppermint extract makes it taste super refreshing and super easy to eat-too-much-of. I included a double batch so each little cookie can have a thick layer of frosting!

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies - 2Teaspoons

Make these cookies festive by topping them off with crushed candy canes! You can either crush the candy canes yourself, using a rolling pin and a Ziploc bag or buy the pre-crushed ones  🙂 Either way they will sparkle with Christmas candy-cane cheer!

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies - 2Teaspoons


Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Rich fudgy double chocolate cookies topped with creamy peppermint buttercream frosting and crushed candy canes
Course Dessert
Servings 16 -20
Author 2Teaspoons

Ingredients

Cookies
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • splash of milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Frosting
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted (measure before sifting)
  • 4 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Topping
  • Crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl use a stand mixer or electric handheld mixer to cream butter on medium speed, about 1 minute. Add white and brown sugar and continue to cream until light and fluffy. Beat in egg until blended. Add peppermint and vanilla extract.
  3. With the mixer on low, gradually stir in dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in milk and chocolate chips. Let dough chill for at least 30 minutes in frig.
  4. Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Form dough balls with about 2 tablespoons of batter. Arrange on cookie sheet with about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake until edges of cookies are just set, middle will still be a little undercooked, about 10 minutes. Let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Once cookies are cool, prepare the frosting. Beat softened butter on medium speed with a stand mixer or electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and a pinch of salt and beat on high until frosting is fluffy, about 1-3 minutes, scraping down sides when necessary. Once frosting has reached desired consistency add more peppermint extract and/or salt to taste if necessary.
  6. Frost cookies, either with by piping on with a frosting bag or spreading on with a knife. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and serve!

 

 

 


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  1. Avatar for Zaza

    Zaza

    Wow, these cookies are perfect for Christmas!


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      Karen

      Thanks Zaza!!! Happy New Year! 🙂


Hi! I'm Karen, the recipe creator, photographer, and food fanatic here at 2Teaspoons. I love delicious food and I love sharing it with great people like you. Welcome to my dinner table, pull up a chair! Read More… →



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