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Soft batch-style chocolate cookies dipped in rich semisweet chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint! Festive yet simple to make and decorate, these chocolate peppermint cookies are sure to be a hit at any holiday cookie exchange. Recipe makes 26 cookies.

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I challenge myself to a new peppermint bark inspired creation each December. Last year I went the peppermint mocha fudge route; this year I’m crushing on cookies.

Dipped in peppermint-spiked chocolate and decked with crushed peppermint, these soft batch-style cookies are the epitome of chocolate peppermint bliss.

Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies | Tutti Dolci

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Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 39 minutes
  • Yield: 26 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
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Description

Soft batch-style chocolate cookies dipped in rich semisweet chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peppermint! Festive yet simple to make and decorate, these chocolate peppermint cookies are sure to be a hit at any holiday cookie exchange.


Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp black (or dark) cocoa
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Topping

  • 6 ounces (170 grams) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 5 (75 grams) peppermint candy canes, crushed

Instructions

  1. For the cookies, whisk together flour, cocoas, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating to combine. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (If cookie dough has chilled overnight, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Form 26 (1-inch) balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Spray the bottom of a drinking glass lightly with nonstick spray, then use the glass to flatten dough until 1/4″ thick, approximately 2 inches in diameter.
  3. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 8 to 9 minutes, until edges are set. Cool for 3 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Line two jelly roll pans with parchment paper. Place semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until glossy and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in peppermint extract.
  5. Dip one half of each cookie in melted chocolate; place on prepared pans and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Chill cookies in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, until set.
  6. Store leftover cookies in a single layer at room temperature up to 2 days.

Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies | Tutti Dolci

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  1. I want to make these as part of my christmas cookie gifts this year- do they freeze well? I have quite a few cookies to make and would like to make a head of time if possible.

    1. Hi Jenni, you can definitely make the cookies in advance and freeze them until you’re ready to use. However, I suggest dipping the cookies in chocolate and adding the crushed candy canes up to a day ahead of serving (the freezer may have an adverse effect on the texture of the candy canes if you dipped the cookies in advance). Hope that helps!