Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Last Updated on December 4, 2019 by Chef Mireille

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These cookies are a great foundation for decorated holiday cookies with seasonal favorite flavors of chocolate and mint.

Are you a decorator?

If you are, I envy your talent. While I can bake a great cake, decorating is a completely different art form that is just not my forte.

That is why you will hardly see decorated cakes and cookies on this site. Most of my cakes and cookies are simply bake and eat. No decorating required!

However, sometimes I do want to elevate the aesthetics of baked goods especially during the holiday season. I am one who goes for shortcut decorating methods.

So how did I easily decorate these delicious cookies?

I used store bought Royal Icing Mix (just add water) and Edible Spray Paint . The spray mist comes in a variety of colors. You can even combine multiple colors on the same cookies if desired.

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Or you can also just keep it simple and decorate only with the royal icing and crushed candy canes.

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How easy is that? Just add water to Royal Icing Mix. I added a little more water than suggested as I prefer thinner icing. Then sprinkle with crushed candy cane’s and then spray with your favorite color. Who knew gorgeous decorated cookies could be this easy?

You don’t have to be a master decorator to still put together a beautifully decorated cookie!

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Before we get to today’s Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, let’s take a look at some other cookies you might want to whip up during the holiday season!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with easy decorating tips make these perfect for the holiday season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Chef Mireille

Ingredients

Decorating Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. royal icing mix
  • 3-4 tablespoons water
  • 2 coarsely crushed candy canes or equivalent peppermint candy
  • Edible spray paint optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non stick spray.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
  • Break candy canes into smaller pieces.
  • Using a coffee/spice grinder, grind the candy cane pieces to a powder. This should yield about 2 tablespoons.
    candy cane powder
  • In a bowl, combine flour, espresso powder, baking powder, salt and candy cane powder.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Add egg and chocolate. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add flour combination and mix until just combined.
  • Using about 2 tablespoons for each cookie, roll into balls and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until set.
  • Leave to cool completely before removing from cookie sheets.
  • Remove from cookie sheets and now it’s time to decorate.
  • To make royal icing, add water and mix until thoroughly combined. Use more or less water, depending on how thick or thin you prefer your royal icing.
  • Transfer to a squeeze bottle and drizzle the royal icing onto the cookies.
  • Crush candy canes by running a rolling pin over them on a cutting board. You want them to be a little chunky.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy canes on top.
  • Leave to dry for 5-10 minutes.
  • Spray with edible spray paint, as desired.

Notes

This is a very soft cookie dough. You may need to flour your hands a little while rolling the cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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Comments

  1. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    Mireille like you I love to bake but when it comes to decorating the baked goodies, I’m lousy at it. I wish I could get some readymade icing and decoration stuff. I never think of stopping at a candy shop as I’m not a fan of candies but now I will pay attention to them so I can by candies to add to my bakes and desserts. Good tips for decorating cookies.

  2. Shobha Keshwani

    These cookies look so beautiful with the coloured toppings.. I will try them out when I am a bit free after Christmas.

  3. saraswathi Tharagaram

    What burst of festive colors! cookies looks so delicious and tempting to grab some from the computer screen! love the vibrant pictures of the cookies!

  4. Pavani

    5 stars
    Those cookies look great Mir. Being a non-decorator myself I love how simple and easy the decoration on these cookies. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Harini Rupanagudi

    Wow! Beautiful cookies and love the idea of using crushed candy canes in there. Cake/cookie decoration is not my cup of tea either 🙂

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