Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

The other day I was having coffee with Terry's aunt Wendy and she told me about the cookies she had brought to her cookie exchange. . .I just had to try making some like them, they sounded like they would be as pretty as they would taste.


Chocolate Peppermint Drop Cookies

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 farm fresh egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee. . or water
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons crushed candy canes
  1. Cream the butter with the sugar.
  2. Add the egg and the vanilla and beat well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the hot coffee and the cocoa and stir until no lumps remain.
  4. After it has completely cooled, add to the sugar mixture.
  5. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.
  6. Add the chocolate chips and the crushed candy canes.
  7. Drop by a small ice cream scoop onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes for little cookies at 350. The shiny spot in the middle of the cookie should have gone dull. . .but don't wait longer than that to remove them from the oven.
  9. Melt 1 cup each of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
  10. Put the melted chocolate in a zip loc bag or cake decorating bag and cut a small hole in the corner to squeeze the chocolate onto the cookie as shown.
  11. Sprinkle a little bit of crushed candy cane on top of each cookie while the chocolate is still melted.
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen small cookies

17 comments:

  1. Oh my my my....what gorgeous cookies. I'm glad you HAD to try these. These are going to be a 'smash hit' for sure! These are going to be on my weekend list of things to make. Thanks Lovella...and how different. I've never made a homemade peppermint cookie although I am sure many have.

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  2. how many cookies does one recipe make?

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  3. I made about 3 1/2 dozen small cookies.

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  4. What a pretty cookie! I like the look of the drizzled icing with the 'candy bits' on top.

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  5. Oh these look like something I NEED to try! Love peppermint & chocolate :)
    Arghhh...haven't had a chance to get any baking in yet, but that will soon change (one can always hope)

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  6. They are very good even without the icing. Today I'm going to make them again using coffee (since I planned ahead and made extra)I have my white and milk chocolate for drizzling as well the peppermint for a garnish. Such a pretty cookie!

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  7. I tried these and they are fabulous! Just the right amount of candy crunch in a bite. I have just the right cookie for next year's cookie exchange! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I made these today and they were great! The only change I would make is to use peppermint extract instead of vanilla extract.

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  9. I modified the recipe to thin the batter and made it into brownies using paper cups and a muffin pan. Drizzle with peppermint flavored white chocolate and you are set.

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  10. i was invited to a cookie party and i knew that these would be the perfect cookie to bring. they were super easy to make and decorate and taste so good. thanks for the recipe.

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  11. thank you for identifying which cookie it was/is shown up in your Header! These cookies were fantastic and so festive!

    I have another question about the buns in your Header - which recipe are those ones?

    Thanks so much!

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  12. You ladies are something else! Thanks for sharing your terrific recipes and pictures! I tried these tonight as they combine my husband's two christmas favourites, chocolate and candy canes and they were excellent, thanks again! What a unique twist on christmas cookies, we love it.

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  13. Can you freeze these cookies??

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