Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of hot cocoa. Drizzled with Bright White Candy Melts candy and topped with sweet peppermint crunch candies, these chocolate peppermint crunch cookies are a wonderful addition to your cookie exchange this year. Don’t forget to leave a few out for Santa, too!
  • Prep15 min
  • Total Time90 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount2-1/2 dozen cookies


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cookie pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In medium microwave-safe container, combine butter and bittersweet chocolate. Microwave at half (50%) power 1 minute; stir. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring between each, until chocolate and butter are melted. Stir thoroughly until mixture is smooth and let cool 5 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, beat chocolate mixture, sugar, eggs, vanilla and peppermint extracts with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture, scraping down bottom and sides of bowl as necessary, beating until flour is just combined. Stir in 1/4 cup Peppermint Crunch.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie pans, spacing 2 in. apart.
  7. Bake 9-12 minutes, or until cookies crack on top. Remove from oven and let cool on pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling grid and let cool completely.
  8. Drizzle cookies with melted candy. Immediately sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons peppermint crunch. Refrigerate until candy is set, about 5 minutes, or allow to stand at room temperature until candy is set.


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