Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

The Healthyish Food
by The Healthyish Food
16 Cookies
25 min

Peppermint flavor is a must during holiday times. These cookies will definitely get you in a holiday spirit. If you like anything chocolate, you will love these cookies. They are chewy, soft, a little crunchy on the outside, chocolatey, and perfect balance of peppermint flavor.

As for any baking, make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature. You never want to use cold butter or eggs. You can place the butter in the microwave for maybe ten seconds, but I dont recommend this, because sometimes it will melt and you dont want melted butter.

For these cookies you want to use a good quality unsweetened cocoa powder to add that perfect chocolate flavor. I used Guittard Cocoa Rouge Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. One cup of this cocoa powder is enough for this batch of cookies.

For the dipping chocolate I used Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark chocolate. When you melt this chocolate you wont see the white chocolate, but the flavor is definitely there!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Recipe details
  • 16  Cookies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 2/3 all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • melted milk or white chocolate for dipping
  • chopped white peppermint chocolate for topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a bowl of electric mixer using paddle attachment or hand mixer, mix the butter until it becomes light and fluffy.
Add one egg at a time and whisk until mixed and combined.
Add vanilla and peppermint extract and mix.
Add brown sugar and white sugar to the mixture and mix until well combined.
In a medium bowl, add baking soda, all purpose flour and cocoa powder and whisk until combined and add to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
Using a small ice cream scoop, portion dough into small balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes and allow cookies to completely cool before dipping them into melted chocolate.
Once cookies are cool, melt the milk/white chocolate in microwave and dip the cookie in the chocolate. Add the chopped chocolate on top and allow cookies to cool before enjoying them!
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