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
- 20 min
- 10 min
- 10 min
- 2 dozen
- 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
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 drops mint extract, or more to taste
- 3 1/2 teaspoons water
DirectionsFor 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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Recipe courtesy Audrey, 1st Place Winner Roseville Cookie Swap, California