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catsie’s holiday peppermint chocolate chip cookies

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Catherine Thompson Floyd
Burlington, MI

Chocolate chip cookies made special with the flavor of peppermint and three kinds of nuts. Yum! I baked these for church and they were grabbed and gone fast! Great for the Christmas cookie tray.

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Wow, chocolate chip cookies get a holiday makeover in this recipe. Sweet and crunchy, these chocolate chip cookies have everything you want in a cookie. Using Andes creme de menthe chips and peppermint oil amps up the minty flavor. They taste like the holidays! Try to eat these while they're still warm ... so good!

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★★★★★ 1
serves Makes 24 cookies
prep time 1 Hr 25 Min
cook time 18 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For catsie’s holiday peppermint chocolate chip cookies

  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    cane sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1
    egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
  • 4 to 5
    peppermint oil drops, or to taste
  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c
    Andes creme de menthe chips
  • 1 c
    mixed toasted pecans, sliced almonds, and chopped walnuts

How To Make catsie’s holiday peppermint chocolate chip cookies

  • Butter and sugar creamed together in a bowl.
    In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.
  • Egg, vanilla, and peppermint oil added to bowl.
    Add the egg, vanilla, and peppermint oil and blend.
  • Sifting dry ingredients.
    In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, soda, and salt.
  • Dry ingredients added to the wet ingredients.
    Sift and add to the creamed mixture.
  • Stirring until ingredients incorporated.
    Stir until blended.
  • Stirring in chips and nuts.
    Stir in the chips and nuts.
  • Cookie dough formed into balls.
    Make balls of dough using a 2 Tbsp cookie scoop. Use your hands to roll each into ball shape and place all on one cookie sheet.
  • Cookie dough covered in plastic wrap.
    Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.
  • Chilled dough in a resealable bag.
    (At this point chilled cookies can be placed in plastic freezer bag and freeze. Thaw 20 minutes before baking.)
  • Cookie dough balls on a baking sheet.
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Placed chilled dough balls 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Cookies baking in the oven.
    Bake 15-18 minutes or until browned and a bit crispy around the edges.
  • A plate of Catsie's Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Cookies.
    Sometimes I add crushed up hard peppermint candies instead of adding the oil. Just crush and measure with the nuts.