I'm so excited to have Deborah from, Taste and Tell guest posting this chocolate peppermint cookies for me today. Deborah is an extremely talented blogger, and friend of mine, and she always has the best recipes. We are doing a little cookie swapping on each other's sites today, so make sure that you head off to check out my recipe on her site.
1cupbutterat room temperature
1teaspoonMcCormick peppermint extract
1/2cupwhite chocolate chips
4ozcream cheeseat room temperature
2 1/2cupspowdered sugar
crushed candy canes
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well in between each addition. Add in the peppermint extract.
In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix just until combined.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet at least 2 inches apart. Bake in the preheated oven fro 8-10 minutes, or until set at the edges. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
To make the frosting:
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in 30 second intervals until mostly melted. Stir until completely melted.
Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
Add in the cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy.
Slowly add in the powdered sugar.
Frost the top of the cooled cookies with the frosting.
Top each with crushed candy canes.
Store in an airtight container.
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.