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Soft Frosted Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Soft Frosted Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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These Soft Frosted Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are beyond delicious, my friends. The cookie is heaping with rich chocolate flavor, both from the chocolate dough and milk chocolate chips. I opted to use both white chocolate and cream cheese in the frosting, giving it a fabulous silky/light texture, with of course a nice splash of peppermint. Yum! I wish I could live on this frosting, seriously. It’s so good. Put these cookies on your list this holiday season! They will put a smile on your face, of that you can be sure. 🙂

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Soft Frosted Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 48

Ingredients

COOKIES:
1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C milk chocolate chips
PEPPERMINT FROSTING:
1 C white chocolate chips
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 Tb butter, softened
4 C powdered sugar
2 Tb milk
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
4 drops red food coloring
dash salt
15-20 mini candy canes

Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In your stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar for 2 minutes. Scrape the bottom of the bowl and add the eggs. Cream for an additional 1 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
3. Add the vanilla and mix just until combined.
4. In a separate bowl toss together the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix just until combined.
5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
6. Spray your cookie sheets with cooking spray and form the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls.
6. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the tops of the cookies crack. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to finish baking on the hot sheet. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.
7. To make the frosting melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each one.
8. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the white chocolate and mix. Don't be worried if it looks kind of chunky at this point. That's normal. :)
9. Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract, food coloring and salt. Mix for 1 minute. Scrape the bottom of the bowl and mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes of until its nice and smooth and a bit fluffy.
10. Unwrap the candy canes and place them in a gallon sized ziploc bag. Seal the bag tightly and crush them with a rolling pin.
11. Frost each cookie, making sure to sprinkle the candy canes over the top directly after it's been frosted.
Store in an airtight container. These cookies freeze super well! Make sure and lay a sheet of parchment paper between layers of cookies if you are going to stack them, so they don't stick together.
Enjoy!
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2 Comments

  1. 1
    Sarah
    December 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Hi Jamie 🙂
    Do you freeze these with the frosting on it or do you freeze just the cookie and add frosting later? Thanks.

    • 2
      Jamie
      December 13, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Sarah,
      Thanks for your question. You can freeze them with the frosting and crushed candy cane.
      Best of luck!
      ~Jamie

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