Friday, December 11, 2015

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookie | Cooking on the Front Burner

Welcome to the 4th annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap reveal day!  This event is one of the highlights of my holiday season and one that I co-hosted this year (thanks Julie for the invite!).  I'm looking forward to seeing who was paired up with who and what cookies they made.  I was lucky to be paired with a good friend of mine - Lisa from Cooking with Curls and she sent me this wonderful Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookie recipe.  All I can say is wow - these are so easy to make and full of great flavor. If you like chocolate (and who doesn't!) and peppermint, this is the the perfect holiday cookie for you!

Lisa and I go back quite a few years and not only does she makes some great recipes and cocktails but she is also one of my go-to people when I might want to bounce an idea, have a question, or just do a bit a chit chatting.  We've never met in person but hopefully we can some day!  I'm so glad she shared this recipe with me and I know it will become of my new holiday favorites.  The DIY Guy has already given his approval by taste testing them out of the oven. 

So what will you be placing on your cookie platter this year?  Be sure to save room for these!

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 16 minutes
Yield about 4 dozen
Ingredients 
  • 1 1/4 Cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 Ounce bag White Chocolate Peppermint M&Ms (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 10 Ounce bag Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper/silpat on baking sheets, set aside.
  2. Beat butter, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, and salt then add to the butter mixture. Beat just until well combined.
  4. Stir in M&Ms and chocolate chips.
  5. Using a #30 cookie scoop {one ounce} drop rounded cookies onto prepared baking sheets {9 per pan}.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until set, but still soft and chewy, about 16 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in a sealed container.
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Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookie | Cooking on the Front Burner

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookie | Cooking on the Front Burner

Be sure to look around and get some great recipes!  Hope you will join us next year!


20 comments:

  1. Hi Deb - these cookies look fantastic and perfect for Christmas! Thank you for co-hosting the recipe swap, it is so much fun! Pinning! Have a happy Friday and a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I'm so glad you participated... I love the cookies you made!

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  2. Oh wow! These cookies look wonderful! I am crazy for chocolate and peppermint!So excited to be a part of the cookie email recipe swap! Nettie

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    1. I know! Lisa sent me a great recipe! So glad you participated!

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  3. Wow Deb, you made those cookies look amazing!! I am so excited that I got to cookie swap with you this year, your Triple Ginger Chocolate Chunk Cookies are amazing!!!

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    1. Lisa, you sent the best recipe! These are quickly disappearing!

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  4. What a great tradition and these look fantastic! I swear I saw some peppermint beverages on your Facebook share (they all look so yummy!)

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  5. Peppermint and chocolate were meant to be!! And then I scrolled down to see a ton more cookie recipes, I'm set for the season!!

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    1. I agree Beth - just something about those 2 flavors!

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  6. Oh you had me at "triple chocolate" ;) I LOVE chocolate and peppermint together... great looking cookies!!

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  7. Chocolate and peppermint is my favorite holiday flavor combination. These would be gone in a flash at our house.

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  8. These are the cookies of my dreams -- plenty of chocolate AND peppermint! These look just perfect, Deb!

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  9. How much fun! :) And these cookies look amazing! My son who is a chocolate/mint fiend would LOVE these.

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  10. Wish I tried one straight from the oven, I bet they are amazing!

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  11. This is the perfect holiday combination! LOVE!

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  12. Mmmm I love all the chocolate! Perfect for Christmas!

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