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Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

It’s not Christmas until my house is filled with the delicious aroma of homemade cookies baking it the oven. And my, oh my, this afternoon my house smells like Christmas! These soft, delicious cookies hit the flavor jackpot with the combination of two chocolates and peppermint.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Here’s a tip if you are cooking with kids; take a couple of minutes and measure everthing out before you get started. That way you won’t accidentally get distracted and add the sugar in twice, or add flour instead of sugar. I am speaking from experience!
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy then add the egg and peppermint.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
I always use a whisk to mix together all the dry ingredients even if the recipe says “sift together”!
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Then add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture a cup at at time, mixing well after each addition.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Stir in the the chocolate chips. I often use a mixture of dark chocolate and milk chocolate chips.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Turn the dough out on to a large piece of plastic wrap and pat into a disk shape. If you are short on chilling time, make two smaller thinner disks so it will chill faster.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
After the dough is well chilled, roll into 1.5 inch balls and roll in sugar if desired. I use a small ice cream scoop when I want uniform cookies. I am terrible at “eye balling” amounts. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the tops are slightly cracked. If you want a chewy cookie, cook less; if you want a crisp cookie cook it more.
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
I rolled these cookies in sugar before baking. With or without they are super tasty cookies!

Also be sure to check out this recipe for Eggnog French Toast. Perfect for a holiday brunch!

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These tasty double chocolate cookies will impress your family and friends.

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients:

I cup butter
3/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons peppermint flavoring
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cocoa (chocolate powder)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)

Directions:

Cream together butter, sugars and molasses until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and peppermint flavoring
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa.
Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture one cup at at time mixing well after each addition. Add in chocolate chips.
Put the dough on plastic wrap form into a disk shape, not too thick. Wrap well and chill in the fridge at least 2 hours or over night. If you have a shorter chilling time form the dough into two smaller disc shapes.
Preheat oven to 325f
After dough is well chilled form into small 1 1/2 balls. If desired dip cookies in sugar. Place on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until tops of the cookies slightly crack. Cool for 5 minutes than transfer to a rack to finish cooling.
Enjoy!

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6 Comments

huntfortheverybest says:

i love chocolate and peppermint. yum!

easyonthecook says:

These cookies are a great way to get your mint chocolate fix! I hope you enjoy!

Stephanie Karz says:

I saw this recipe on TS and made them for my office cookie exchange. They were so good and a big hit. Do you have an email I can sign up for?

easyonthecook says:

Thanks Stephanie! I am glad the cookies were a hit. I don’t have an email sign up yet but I am working on doing a bimonthly email in the near future!

Christina says:

YUM! Patricia these look perfect! I was thinking up some chocolate and peppermint brownies in my head, I may have to make that come to pass.

easyonthecook says:

I think brownies are one of my favorite foods….but I haven’t made any this year! I must get on it!

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