Chocolate peppermint cookies should be on your holiday baking list of goodies. They bring together the flavors of the season– chocolate with soft peppermint bits that melt in your mouth. Santa might request these chocolate peppermint cookies as his goodnight snack on Christmas Eve or at least that is what I am telling my boys! So make these cookies with your family or make a batch for a holiday cookie exchange. The recipe doubles easily and the finished cookie dusted with powdered sugar makes a festive treat inside a cookie tin too.Print
These chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies are festive and holiday-party ready.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspsoon salt
- 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 8 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup peppermint chips
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- Combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Whisk gently to blend. Set aside.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Let cool slightly.
- Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Add the melted chocolate and mix until well blended.
- Fold in the flour mixture and the peppermint chips.
- Cool the dough in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Overnight is ok too.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare pans with parchment paper.
- Make small balls with the cookie dough. Roll in the confectioners’ sugar. Place on the prepared baking pans and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes then cool completely on wire racks.
- Dust with more confectioners sugar if needed.
I originally made these crinkle cookies in 2013 for a cookie with the #CreativeCookieExchange and have updated the recipe and photos for this 2017 season. My cookies were shared at a church potluck. Festive and bright, these chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies are easy to share with a crowd and they travel well. Print the recipe to have ready to share. If you are storing these cookies in a cookie tin it’s nice to place each one in a cupcake baking cup to keep the cookies from moving all over the place while you transport them. Last year I used Pringles containers to store, gift and ship my cookies. Brownie Cookies are another tasty option for cookies that travel well. How do you like to wrap homemade gifts? Try these 12 Cookies to Bake this Season for more ideas.
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Here is what the #CreativeCookieExchange made– what gorgeous cookies!