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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
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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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