Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

It’s amazing that it is already 2010! It seems like yesterday I was in my junior year of college and bracing myself for Y2K…it makes me chuckle just remembering the hype! I want to wish each of you a Happy New Year filled with peace, love, happiness, health and deliciousness! I look forward to an amazing year filled with great recipes, photography, fun and friends!

Here is a simple recipe for you in case ya have a heaping pile of leftover candy canes…take it from me; don’t try to save that pepperminty goodness for next year, it didn’t work out so well for me and = a sticky mess. Maybe I shouldn’t have stored them in the garage with the Christmas stuff…What do you think?!? Thanks for checking out my post; have a great day and again…Happy New Year!
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Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup shortening (I am betting butter would work just fine)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring (I added this because I used shortening)
2 drops pure peppermint extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies (I used 3 candy canes)

Directions:

1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla, butter extract and peppermint extract.

2. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in crushed candies.

3. Shape into a 15-in. roll; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Unwrap and cut into 1/8-in. slices. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

4. If desired, dip the cooled cookies in melted chocolate and garnish with more crushed candy canes.


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26 Responses to “Chocolate Peppermint Cookies”

  1. Amanda — January 1, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Beautiful!! I am not a huge fan of peppermint, but I LOVE chocolate! :) Blessings-
    Amanda

  2. oneordinaryday — January 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    These could definitely become a fave. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. Stephanie — January 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Those sound and look fabulous! I am definitely bookmarking these for holiday baking next year! They would be great for valentine's too!

  4. Brenda — January 1, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    My mom made something similar this year for Christmas. Instead of dipping them in chocolate, she had white chocolate chips mixed in. They were good.

  5. Leslie — January 1, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    What a perfect cookie to ring in the new year

  6. Tinsie — January 2, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Wishing you a happy new year and many more beautifully made and wonderfully photographed cakes and cookies in 2010!

  7. Ingrid — January 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Happy New Year.
    ~ingrid

  8. pigpigscorner — January 2, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    It's beautiful! happy 2010!

  9. Amy — January 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Mmmm, these look SO good!! I'm definitely going to have to make these! Happy 2010!

    -Amy
    http://www.singforyoursupperblog.com

  10. Donna-FFW — January 2, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    What a great use for all my leftover candy canes. Happy New Year!

  11. Maria — January 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Very pretty cookies. Happy New Year

  12. oneshotbeyond — January 2, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Those are beautiful! I topped some cupcakes with peppermint and chocolate this winter, but that's nothing like dipping cookies. WOW!

  13. The Queen — January 2, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Oh My!!!!! Those look yuuuummmmyyyy! I will most defenitly be baking those! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Sherry G — January 3, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Wow these look absolutely adorable! I actually don't like brownies whatsoever, but I would for sure try these. The presentation rocks!

  15. Katie @ goodLife {eats} — January 3, 2010 at 11:46 am

    These look heavenly! Now if only I had someone to share them with. Hubby does not like mint!

  16. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — January 6, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Beautiful! Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors… and with chocolate? I'm in heaven.

  17. Eliana — January 7, 2010 at 11:23 am

    These look absolutely gorgeous Jamie!!!!

  18. Judi — January 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    My 5 year old and I made these and they were a huge success – excellent cookies. We got rid of our leftover candy canes and use all the leftover white and chocolate almond bark too. Thanks for the great recipe!

  19. Monica — December 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Wow I cannot wait to make these! We’re hosting a cookie exchange next week and now I know what I’m going to bring :D

    Do you know if I could freeze the roll??

  20. Rachel (teacher-chef) — December 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    YUM – I am bringing these to a secret present exchange on top of a pretty plate, can’t wait to enjoy these as a treat with friends and family!

  21. Susanna — December 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I baked these last year and they were a huge hit with everyone in and outside of the family. I’ve already received several requests (actually more like demands) to make sure these are on this year’s holiday baking agenda. Kudos to you on a great recipe!!!

    • MBA — December 19th, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Susanna-
      I am so pleased you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!
      -Jamie

  22. aubrey — December 26, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Tried out this recipe, it was great! I used butter instead of shortening, so I skipped adding the flavoring, too. My family really enjoyed these, thanks for the great recipe!

    • Jamie — December 27th, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Aubrey-

      You’re very welcome! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day and happy new year!

      -Jamie

  23. Beth — December 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Jamie,

    I made these for the first time for my holiday cookie trays this year. They were a big hit, and definitely a new favorite. Thank you for sharing!

    • Jamie — January 7th, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Beth-

      That’s fantastic! I’m thrilled that they were such a hit. Have a great day and thank you so much for following MBA!

      -Jamie

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