Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
We’ve made it to the 7th and final day of my 2020 Cookie Week!
Before we jump into the recipe, I wanted to say THANK YOU for your support during my very first Cookie Week. I know 2020 has been a hard year for many and I hope that holiday baking sparks a little bit of joy with you and your family this holiday season and as we end this bizarre year. I do hope to make this an annual event during the holiday season and if you make any of these recipes, please feel free to tag me and use hashtag #brunchwiththebrittains on social media so that I can see your wonderful creations!
Now for the today’s cookie.. I have yet to share a cookie with a chocolate dough this week, so my last recipe uses my go-to chocolate dough recipe with a white chocolate coating and peppermint candy cane bits for a festive touch.
I give you.. Peppermint Chocolate Cookies.
A classic combination of chocolate and peppermint making it the perfect treat for the holidays and your Christmas cookie baking list!
Let’s dive in..
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
- 6 oz white melting chocolate
- ¼ cup crush candy cane baking bits or peppermint crunch
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
- In stand mixer (or large mixing bowl with hand mixer), mix butter and light brown sugar until well combined. Add in vanilla and egg until well combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients in with wet ingredients until batter is thick. Mix in mini chocolate chips.
- With a cookie scoop (or hands) roll about 2 tbsp dough into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes.
- Allow cookies to completely cool.
- Dip half of each cookie into melted white chocolate, then set on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle crushed peppermint/candy cane bits on white chocolate. Allow chocolate to harden.
- Serve & Enjoy!