Yeah, you read that right. Peppermint-stuffed double chocolate cookies.
Look, if you have time to make just one more goody for your holiday festivities, make these. Let me get you a little closer so you can see what I mean.
I might be a little partial, considering peppermint and chocolate is my favorite flavor combination this time of year. You know, like this and this. I could be a bit obsessed. But something about peppermint and chocolate just says “winter” to me.
I know, I know, technically it’s not winter for a few more days. Nevermind the fact that I’m showing up to work these days wearing long underwear, my snow boots, a scarf, mittens and heavy winter coat–and that’s inside my climate controlled office. But these cookies also trumpet “Joy to the World” when I bite into them. There’s just a slight salty undertone to these, which pairs fantastically with the coolness of the peppermint patty and crushed mints.
- 1½ cups flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ sticks unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- miniature peppermint patties, unwrapped and chilled
- 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- peppermint candies
- With your electric mixer, beat the flour, cocoa powder, both sugars, salt and baking soda on low speed. Beat in the butter and the egg. Turn out the dough onto plastic wrap. Flatten into a disc and chill in the refrigerator for about an hour.
- Working with a tablespoon of dough at a time, use your fingers to encase each peppermint patty with dough. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, rotating the pan once during baking.
- While your cookies are cooling, melt half of the white chocolate in a double-boiler. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over cookies and sprinkle with crushed peppermints.
I had so much fun participating in Brenda’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets. A big thank-you to Brenda for hosting this week after week, as well as a thank-you to everyone who participated–what a great way to share holiday ideas and recipes! I hope everyone has a fabulous holiday season.
If you still need ideas for the holidays, be sure to check out some of these other wonderful goodies!
I’m also linked up today at Mrs. Fox’s Sweets!