Peppermint Christmas Cookies

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Peppermint Christmas Cookies

Photo by Marykate Surette

Christmas cookies are really fun to look at and really fun to make. These cookies are no exception, where – once again — chocolate meets peppermint. You’ll love these cookies during the holidays and don’t be afraid to get creative and customize your decorating.

Recipe adapted from yummy mummy kitchen

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: About 20 minutes

Servings: About 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

⅓ cup of flour
¼ cup of cocoa powder
1 stick of butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
⅔ cup of brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 bag of Dove peppermint bark chocolates
1 container of white frosting
Red and green crushed candy canes

Photo by Marykate Surette

Photo by Marykate Surette

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Spray a baking sheet very lightly with non-stick baking spray.

3. Divide the bag of chocolates in half and set one half aside for later. Add the remaining half into a bowl along with the butter. Melt in three 30 second intervals in the microwave until smooth.

Photo by Marykate Surette

Photo by Marykate Surette

4. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and a pinch of salt in another bowl.

5. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light yellow.

Photo by Marykate Surette

Photo by Marykate Surette

6. Add the flour mixture and the melted chocolate mixture into the bowl with the beaten eggs and mix well. Beat until the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.

7. Chop the rest of the Dove chocolates.

Photo by Marykate Surette

Photo by Marykate Surette

8. Fold the chocolate pieces into the batter.

Photo by Marykate Surette

Photo by Marykate Surette

9. Drop tablespoons of batter on the baking sheet.

Photo by Marykate Surette

Photo by Marykate Surette

10. Bake for about 10 minutes.Remove from the oven and let completely cool.

Photo by Marykate Surette

Photo by Marykate Surette

11. Using a knife or a mini spatula spread the white frosting in an even layer on each cookie. Sprinkle the crushed candy cane on top.

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