Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

December 28, 2007

Peppermint CookiesSo I am so sorry this has been so long in coming! To say it has been crazy in my household is an understatement. Alas though I have found the time to sit down and share this recipe with everyone. This is a recipe was a huge success! Everyone who ate one of these cookies really enjoyed them.

I originally got the idea from Bake or Break’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies recipe and from the fact that I love peppermint ice cream in my hot chocolate. And so I came up with this recipe. The chocolate part is pretty much the same and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies chocolate part.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint Cookie
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon. vanilla extract
2 teaspoon. peppermint extract

Chocolate Cookie
2 cups flour
1/2 cup baking coco
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter
heaping 1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Fudge Frosting
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup baking coco
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
powdered sugar
crushed peppermint candies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the peppermint cookie ingredients together. Form dough into 30 balls. set aside. To start making the chocolate cookie, in a separate bowl stir flour, coco and baking soda together. In another mixing bowl, mix butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg, vanilla, peppermint and milk to the sugar mixture. Gradually add flour mixture until a soft dough is formed. Form chocolate dough into 30 balls. Flatten each chocolate ball and place a peppermint ball on top. Form the chocolate dough completely around the peppermint ball. Roll into a ball again. Place on a cookie sheet and flatten with a glass. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Cool completely.

In a sauce pan melt the butter to make the fudge frosting. Add coco, vanilla and peppermint. Add about 1 cup powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. Fudge should be thick but spreadable. If the frosting gets too think add milk to thin it out. Frost each cookie with fudge frosting and then sprinkle the crushed peppermint candies over them.

Peppermint Cookie

Peppermint Cookie
These cookies are so festive and pretty. I hope you like them as much as my family does!

 Enjoy! grin.