Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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Serves: 36-44
 
from Crackers on the Couch
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, (I used dark cocoa)
  • ⅔ cup finely crushed round peppermint candies (roughly 30 candies or 8 candy canes)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder, crushed candies.
  6. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
  7. Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  8. Roll into small balls and set on baking sheets leaving 2 inches of space between.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Cool and enjoy!
Recipe by Cake Student at http://www.cakestudent.com/chocolate-peppermint-cookies/