Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies


I got the giant goodie box shipped out yesterday!  They should receive the package on Thursday.  I hope everything makes it in one piece.  I packed it tight, so I have my fingers crossed.

This is another new cookie to the goodie box this year. This chocolate chip cookie uses all brown sugar - no white sugar.  This made the cookies nice and chewy.  The cookie monster that lives with me gave these two thumbs up.  These cookies reminded me of my favorite Christmas treat -  the Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake from Chick-fil-a.  For me, peppermint and chocolate is a hard combination to beat.  






Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Printable Recipe)

1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz.)
1 cup crushed candy canes (1 6oz box)

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and candy canes.

Drop dough in 2-tablespoon (1/8-cup) portions, 2 inches apart, onto buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Bake in a 400° oven until cookies are lightly browned and no longer wet in the center (break one open to check), 6 to 8 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking.

With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool. If hot cookies start to break, slide a thin spatula under them to release; let stand on pan to firm up, 2 to 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.



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9 comments:

  1. Brown sugar would add such a nice depth of flavor to this cookie. I can only imagine how delicious and cool it would be to bite into those chocolate chips and candy cane pieces.

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  2. We just got a chik-fil-a this year, so I just tried their peppermint chocolate chip shake for the first time the other day - can we say heaven!? So I can't wait to make these cookies - they look delicious and would go perfectly with a shake!! :-)

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  3. I luv candy canes, but never think to use them in treats.

    Sounds good and with such high review, need to give it a try.

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  4. When do you add the candy cane pieces? In the wet ingredients?

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  5. LauraJ - I added them with the chocolate chips

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  6. Yum! Those sound great and look good, too!

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  7. My mom made these for us this weekend! Heaven! And microwave each cookie days later for extra little bit of chewy goodness! Delish!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Made these tonight and they are awesome!!!!!! I'll be adding this to my recipe box! Actually, I really don't have a 'recipe box' so I'll just keep it bookmarked on my laptop! :)

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