Recipe courtesy of Audrey Burns

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.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen
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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

  1. For the cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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