Friday, December 18, 2009

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

I love the combination of chocolate and mint. Last year during December I posted two chocolate mint recipes, one for cake and one for bread. Now I give you this delicious combination in cookie form. Be careful, they are addicting!

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

▪ 1 cup butter, softened
▪ 1 ½ cups sugar
▪ 2 eggs
▪ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
▪ 2 cups all purpose flour
▪ ⅔ cup cocoa powder
▪ ¾ teaspoon baking soda
▪ ¼ teaspoon salt
▪ 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
▪ 1 cup Andes peppermint crunch baking chips

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and peppermint chips until evenly distributed. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased (or parchment lined) baking sheets.

Bake for 8 - 10 minutes, or just until set. Cool for two minutes on cookie sheet before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes: The peppermint crunch chips look especially festive in these cookies because of their pretty red color. If you cannot find these (they seem to only come out at Christmas time, and even then can sometimes be hard to find) Nestle made a dark chocolate and green mint chip combination bag that I tried with good results as well. You can also make these with all chocolate chips for a really delicious chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipe good anytime of year!


Living Life said...

Another wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

These were awesome! Elizabeth brought them home from your cookie making extravaganza... These were my favorite.