We had our first major snow storm of the year, and there is more on the way! If this keeps up, we might just have a white Christmas this year. There is a 50/50 chance of having snow on the ground for Christmas in Eastern Iowa…..
and I prefer the snow. Without the snow, everything just looks dead. The grass is brown, the trees are bare…..it just doesn’t seem right. If it is going to be bitter cold, we should at least have some snow to enjoy right? You know what is perfect on a cold winter day? Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies…..
You already know how much I love my Peppermint Mochas, so it just stands to reason that I would enjoy chocolate peppermint cookies as well. I came across some Nestle Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels while I was at the grocery store and I knew that I had to make cookies!!
This is more of a soft cookie, rather than a gooey, brownie like cookie. They hold their shape really well, which makes them perfect for shipping. I might try them again sometime with a larger cookie scoop and see if that makes any difference in the texture. I actually prefer my cookies to be bite size, or should I say the standard size cookie as described in dietary guidelines….. so I am not really in any hurry to make larger ones.
The sugar crystals are just for fun, I thought it made them look more festive! These cookies are incredibly delicious without them as well. Are you a peppermint lover?
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick, softened)
- 3/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg (at room temperature)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 cup Nestle dark chocolate and mint morsels
- decorative sugar sprinkles (optional)
This recipe will be partying at these link parties!