Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

These cookies just scream, "CHRISTMAS!! EAT ME!! CHRISTMAS!! NOMNOMNOM!!"

Right? Riiiiiight??

I mean, chocolate... peppermint... cookies... It doesn't get much Christmasier than that. (Yes, I totally made up the word, "Christmasier.")

This time of year I'm a complete sucker for all things chocolate and peppermint flavored:

Chocolate peppermint hot cocoa
Chocolate peppermint candy
Chocolate peppermint cupcakes
Chocolate peppermint fudge
Chocolate peppermint-covered nuts
Chocolate fudge-covered peppermint ice-cream
Chocolate peppermint chicken

(Just checking you're paying attention...)


Chocolate peppermint crunch cookies.

My kids (especially my little 5-year old daughter) absolutely devour these cookies. In fact, the only trouble I have with this tasty treat is making it last longer than a couple days.

The cookies combine a significant amount of cocoa with smooth and crunchy peppermint baking chips (thank you Andes for being so stinking brilliant!) making a rich, delicious, and refreshing dessert!

If you're in need of an easy homemade treat for your Christmas goody plates, look no further: These cookies are easy-peasy, and the recipe makes a ton! Your friends, family, and neighbors will thank you.

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies
Printable Version

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1(10 oz.) pkg. peppermint crunch baking chips

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugars and cream with the butter. Mix in the eggs until completely incorporated. Pour the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda into the bowl. Mix all together until the consistency is even. Add the peppermint chips. Stir to combine.

Drop by tablespoon onto an engrossed baking sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Do not over-bake! These should be soft and chewy when completely cooled, and not crunchy.

Store in an airtight container.

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