Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Description: Frost cookies and dip edges in crushed peppermint candy for an extra snap of peppermint flavor!


Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Finely Crushes Peppermint Candy
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream

Yield: 24

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Cook Time: 10 minute s.

Total Time: 2 hours


Directions:

Whisk together and set aside:
Flour
Cocoa
Salt

Beat together until light and fluffy:
Butter
Confectioners' Sugar

Add and Beat to incorporate:
Egg
Vanilla Extract

Add and mix thoroughly:
Flour mixture from above
Peppermint candy

Add, if the dough seem dry:
Heavy Cream

Mix until ingredients are incorporated. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before decorating.

To decorate, melt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter in microwave- safe bowl, then stir in 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoon milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and a few drops peppermint extract, if desired.
Enjoy!