Chocolate-Mint Crinkles

Carol Harlow-Carlson

By
@chcreates

I prefer to use mini chocolate chips because there is more even distribution throughout the cookie. Not a chocolate mint fan? Don't miss out! Simply omit the peppermint extract and the crushed candy canes, and increase the espresso powder to 2 tsp - they're just as delicious! I taught my friend Leslie how to make these delicious chocolate treats for an office cookie 'swap' - it's really a contest. She is a self-proclaimed non-baker, but not so after winning the office 'swap' and bragging rights with these babies. Don't over bake them! You want them chewy, not crunchy.

Rating:
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Comments:
Serves:
Yields 4 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
1 c
dutch process cocoa, unsweetened
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
instant espresso powder
1 c
butter, room temperature
3 c
sugar
4 large
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
peppermint extract
16 oz
semi-sweet chocolate chips

FOR GARNISH

2-3
candy canes, crushed in plastic bag with rolling pin

Step-By-Step

1In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt & espresso powder. Set aside.
2In a separate bowl, or a mixing bowl using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy on medium speed.
3Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the bowl, add vanilla and peppermint extract. Beat until combined.
4Stir in flour mixture until incorporated, do not over beat. Fold in chocolate chips.
5Pour crushed candy canes onto a flat plate. Use a tablespoon or a 1 oz. scoop to portion out balls of dough. Gently press one side of the dough ball into crushed candy canes, and lay dough candy cane side up on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
6Bake for approximately 10 minutes, in a preheated 350 degree oven.

Yields approximately 4 dozen cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids