Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

From NESTLE

Makes 24 cookies

 

These Chocolate Peppermint Cookies taste just like they are straight from the North Pole. Tons of chocolate with candy canes sprinkled on top make the perfect cookie that will impress the pickiest elves!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Baking Cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1/2 cup candy canes, chopped

1 cup NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

1/2 cup chopped candy canes

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

3.Mix butter and sugars in a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, until light in color and homogenous. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup morsels and 1/2 cup candies.

4.Place tablespoon-sized balls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies are set. Remove from oven and place sheets on cooling rack. Let cookies cool before dipping in glaze.

5.Make the glaze by microwaving 1 cup morsels and shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper.

6.Dip one cookie halfway into chocolate; shake off excess. Place on prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with chopped candy canes. Repeat with remaining cookies, chocolate, and candy canes. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until coating is set.

 

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