Christmas Cookies – Day 7

The Christmas cookie for today is Chocolate Peppermint Rounds.  These are two of my favorite flavors of the season.  I look for them everywhere – in my coffee, in ice cream, in candy.  I decided these had to be on my cookie list!

cookies choc peppermint

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa podwer
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 bag of mixed chocolate and mint chips
  • crushed candy canes or Andes peppermint crunch chips.

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add chocolate chips to dry ingredients.
  • In another bowl, beat butter, canola oil, sugar and brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, vanilla extract and peppermint extract to the wet ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Mix until combined.
  • drop cookies onto cookie sheet using a cookie scoop.
  • Add crushed candy canes or Andes peppermint crunch chips (I used these) to the top of cookies before baking.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

This is a cookie I probably will not make the rest of the year, so I am glad I got it in for Christmas!  There are some good cookies coming in the next 3 days.  Stay tuned…

So, I am wondering, what is your favorite holiday entrée?

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