Monday, November 29, 2010

Peppermint Crunch Double Chocolate Cookies



Hi everyone!  I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!  All you wonderful bloggers out there have been tempting me with your yummy Christmas cookies -- I have finally succumbed and made some Christmas cookies.  If you like peppermint and chocolate, these cookies are for you -- double servings of chocolate and peppermint make these taste divine.

Don't forget to link up to my "It's Your Wonderful Life!" party on the first three Monday nights in December.


Recipe for Peppermint Crunch Double Chocolate Cookies
1 cup butter 
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips 
1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips
1 cup walnuts -- optional
Crushed Peppermint to decorate
White chocolate to decorate


In a medium bowl, cream sugars with butter until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time and add vanilla. Add baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Next add flour, one cup at a time, beat in well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Roll tablespoons of dough into rounds and bake in 350 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not over bake! Cool on wire rack for 2 minutes. Decorate with crushed peppermint and white chocolate drizzles.  Hint:  Press the crushed peppermint on cookie right after it gets out of the oven so that it can stick on the cookie.

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21 comments:

La said...

These sound delicious, Joni.

Judy said...

Oh my goodness... These look so yummy and tempting! But the thing that puts them over the top is the white chocolate drizzle!!!

Kirby said...

I want to reach into my computer screen and grab one...or 5 and a glass of milk! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Joni! Love chocolate (of course) and I like finding ways to use up the candy canes too:@)

Cathy said...

I love these cookies, Joni. Chocolate and peppermint are perfect together and I just happen to have some crushed peppermint stick.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

These look wonderful and so pretty! I have to go to a cookie exchange and I haven't decided what to make yet. I've never seen Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips, I wonder if I can get them here.

Bonnie said...

Joni, Thanks for linking up to my give-away. These cookies look so good. My two favorite Christmas flavors are chocolate and peppermint. These would look so pretty on a Holiday Buffet.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I haven't started baking for Christmas yet and I think I will be cutting back this year - simply because I won't be hosting but I love this combination. I will be saving this one!

Lisa said...

These look awesome. That chocolate peppermint combo sounds delicious and the colors are perfect for Christmas.

Carrian said...

yum!!!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

Your cookies look as good as your blog. I'm sure they are delicious too!

anniebakes said...

oh my gosh, these look heavenly!!

anne

Julie Harward said...

These look so wonderful..I love this combination of sweets! ;D

Beth said...

Joni, These cookies are so pretty! They really look good. You are fortunate to have 4 others in your home to help eat your goodies; with my empty nest, I tend to overindulge on any sweets that I make! I do love them though!!!
Blessings, Beth

1 Funky Woman said...

I am so going to gain 10 pounds if I keep looking at your recipes! This one looks fabulous and I am so going to make these. Also the pear Carmel cake is making my mouth water, yummy!

I keep thinking I need to go into business for myself with all the great things I find at the GW. Today I found a pair of real UGG clogs for $2.99. I was shocked at how great of spape they were in. My 14 year old niece is sure getting a great Christmas present this year!

So what are you searching for, lol?

Megan
Megan

Pondside said...

Those look like just the thing for a cookie exchange!

Sue said...

These cookies look so good, and so Christmasy! Love them!

Clements Family said...

Those look so amazing. A perfect holiday treat!

Elizabeth said...

Those look amazingly tasty! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I'll be trying them out soon! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Melinda said...

So pretty! These would look and taste great on a Christmas goodie plate!

Alison said...

Mmmmm...is there any better combination than chocolate and peppermint?

Engageya