Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

1
alberta smith

By
@evon

Use dark chocolate in place of white and give thin mints a run.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Prep:
1 Hr 35 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 5 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1 large
    egg yolk
  • 3/4 tsp
    pure peppermint extract
  • 8 large
    candy canes or 30 peppermint candies, crushed
  • 2 lb
    white chocolate, coarsely chopped

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed for 1 minute. Reduce speed to medium-low, and add egg, then yolk, beating well after each addition. Beat in peppermint extract.
  3. Slowly add flour mixture, and beat until just incorporated. Shape dough into 2 disks, wrap each in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour (or up to 2 days).
  4. Roll out 1 disk of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
  5. Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut out circles, and place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Roll and cut scraps once. Freeze cookies until firm, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining disk. Alternately, form dough into tablespoon-sized balls with your hands. Freeze the balls for about 15 minutes, then press flat with a glass.
  6. Bake until cookies are dry to the touch, about 12 minutes. Transfer parchment, with cookies, to wire racks, and let cool. (Undecorated cookies will keep, covered, for up to 3 days.)
  7. Sift crushed candy, and separate larger pieces from dust, reserving both.
  8. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water. Remove from heat. Dunk cookies into melted chocolate. Using a fork, turn to coat, let excess drip off, and gently scrape bottom against edge of bowl. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of either candy pieces or dust on top. Repeat, sprinkling half the cookies with pieces and the rest with dust. Refrigerate until set, up to 3 hours.
  9. Note: Andes Peppermint bark works great in place of crushed candy canes.

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About Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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