Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

This recipe reminds me of eating candy canes, fudge and brownies during the holidays. That's why it's one of my favorites. Sometimes I even[ crush a candy cane and sprinkle it over the top before the glaze sets. Most of the time I ignore the measurement for the mint and just add as much as I like. This way everyone can add their own personal touch to these cookies.]

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
2 dozen
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cookies:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 drops mint extract, or more to taste
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons water
Directions
For the cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a mixer beat together the butter with the sugars until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until smooth after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add in the vanilla. On a low speed beat in the flour mixture a little at a time. Gently mix in chocolate chips.

On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop teaspoons of the batter about 2 inches apart. Bake until just cracked on top, about 8 to10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time. Cool completely.

For the glaze:

In a small bowl mix together the sugar; mint extract and water until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium resealable plastic bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let cookies stand until set, about 10 minutes.

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