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peppermint patty cookies

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Recipe by
Vail Bee
Sacramento, CA

These are my Christmas treats. I made them for my boyfriend's boss and she loved them :) If you don't like too much sweetness you can make just the cookies with the chocolate and candy canes on top.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For peppermint patty cookies

  • 4 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
  • 2 lg
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c
    crushed peppermint sticks or candy canes

How To Make peppermint patty cookies

  • 1
    Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
  • 2
    Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla one at a time and beat until incorporated.
  • 3
    Slowly beat in flower mixtureuntil dough is mixed and smooth.
  • 4
    Cover bowl and cool in fridge for 20 minutes.
  • 5
    While dough is cooling, preheat oven to 325ºF and prepare 3 or so baking sheets with foil.
  • 6
    Also, while dough is cooling, you can make the filling: beat powdered sugar, remaining butter, and vanilla and peppermint extract in a medium bowl until smooth and thick.
  • 7
    Remove dough from fridge, roll into balls a little smaller than a ping pong ball. Flatten on cookie sheets with your palm to about 1/2 cm thick. (Pretty thin.)
  • 8
    Bake 17 minutes.
  • 9
    Remove from oven and let cookies cool on a cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Then let them cool, flat, in the fridge for another 10-15 minutes. (This hardens them so that they don't break while you add the filling and glaze.)
  • 10
    You can make the glaze while they are cooling: melt chocolate chips in a double boiler until completely smooth. (That's it. Super easy!)
  • 11
    Spoon a dollop of melted chocolate on top of each cookie and sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top of each before the chocolate hardens.
  • 12
    Enjoy! Keep in the fridge so that they don't melt, I think they're better cold, just like Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies ;)

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