Monday, January 14, 2019

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

By: The Food Hunter

Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean my craving for chocolate and cookies disappeared. If anything the need for rich chocolatey sweets in my life has intensified. And we all know nothing is more satisfying than a treat baked from scratch using only the finest ingredients.

That's where these dark chocolate peppermint cookies come in. They are loaded with dark chocolate chips and infused with Nielsen-Massey pure peppermint extract. You can't go wrong when using extracts from Nielsen-Massey.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp Nielsen Massey pure peppermint extract
1 1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together for 1-2 minutes. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as you go to ensure even mixing. Add peppermint extract and beat again.

Sift together all of the dry ingredients and add to the creamed butter mixture. Beat until well blended.

Stir in chocolate chips with a spoon and chill the dough for about 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Form the dough into small balls and place 1.5 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

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