Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate+Peppermint+Cookies

Riley Cushman

Description :

An easy Christmas treat! These minty chocolate chip treats are so simple to make. This recipe makes two dozen.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup candy canes, chopped
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (chocolate chips)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup chopped candy canes

Instructions :

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

 

  • Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

 

  • Mix butter and sugars in a stand mixer (or a hand mixer) until light in color. Add eggs and vanilla and mix        until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup candies.

 

  • Place tablespoon sized balls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies are set. Remove from oven and place sheets on cooling rack. Let cookies cool before dipping in glaze.

 

  • Make the glaze by microwaving 1 cup chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper.

 

  • Dip one cookie halfway into chocolate; shake off excess. Place on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with chopped candy canes. Repeat with remaining cookies, chocolate, and candy canes. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until coating is set.

Conclusion :

These were extremely fun and easy to make!