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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

If you’re looking for the ultimate cookie this year THESE Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are 100% it. Soft, but crispy chocolate cookie sandwiched with a peppermint buttercream frosting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 35 cookies
Calories: 134kcal

Ingredients

Chocolate cookie

  • 1 cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tso salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup melted chocoalte chips

PEPPERMINT FROSTING

  • ½ cup room temp butter
  • 3 cup powder sugar
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

COOKIE BATTER

  • In a large bowl cream your butter and sugar together. Stir in your salt, baking soda, half the flour, egg, melted chocolate chips, vanilla the remainder flour, and then your cocoa .powder.
  • To melt your chocolate chips- place in a microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between. It will take about a minute to a minute thirty seconds.
  • Take half your cookie batter and roll it in a parchment paper to about ¼ inch thick. Roll the other half and place both in fridge for 1 hour.
  • After chilling slice into ¼ inch slices and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Just until the edges are set. Remove from oven and keep them on the cookie sheet for about 1-2 minutes before putting them on to cooling rack.

Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

  • In a bowl beat your room temp butter. Add in 1 cup powder sugar, then peppermint extract, milk and remaining powder sugar. Beat for about 5 minutes. Then stir in your crushed candy canes.

Making your cookies

  • Match your cookie up into pairs of about the same size. Turn one upside down and pipe frosting onto the cookie then place the top on. You can roll in more crushed candy canes.
  • If desired melt some chocolate almond bark or melting chocolate on top. Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.

Notes

I DONT LIKE PEPPERMINT, DO I HAVE TO USE IT?

no! If you want, omit the peppermint from the frosting and you will have a delightful delicious chocolate vanilla cream cookie. In fact I often will leave it out of the frosting (for kids) and just put some candy cane on top. That seems to be the perfect amount for developing palettes like children.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg