Chocolate-Mint Crinkles

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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

How to Make Chocolate-Mint Crinkles

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.

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About Chocolate-Mint Crinkles

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




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