Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

From The Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen

Added by Pat

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces semisweet baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces white candy coating, melted
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes


Directions

  1. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt on a sheet of wax paper. Set aside.
  2. With mixer, beat together butter, sugar and eggs at MEDIUM speed until smooth.
  3. Add melted chocolate and peppermint extract. Continue mixing on MEDIUM speed until blended.
  4. Reduce speed to LOW and add dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips; mix well. Chill until mixture is firm.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets, one inch apart. Bake until cookies look dry and cracked, but feel soft when lightly pressed, about 11 minutes. Let cookies stand on sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool completely.
  7. Drizzle melted candy coating over cookies. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Serves: 2 dozen

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