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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt & espresso powder. Set aside.
2
In 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.
3
Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the bowl, add vanilla and peppermint extract. Beat until combined.
4
Stir in flour mixture until incorporated, do not over beat. Fold in chocolate chips.
5
Pour 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.
6
Bake 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