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Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate peppermint cookies, Christmas cookies, peppermint cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings 12 Double Cookies
Author Dikla

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookies

  • 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted butter, soften (170 g / 6 oz)
  • 1/3 Cup Confectioners Sugar (40 oz / 1 1/2 oz)
  • 1 1/2 Cup AP Flour (180 g / 6.5 oz)
  • 1 TBS Cocoa powder (10 g / 0.5 oz)
  • 1/4 Cup Semi-sweet melted chocolate (40 g / 1.5 oz)
  • 1/3 Cup Cornstarch (40 g / 1.5 oz)

Chocolate peppermint filling

  • 1/2 Cup Your choice of chocolate filling
  • 5 Peppermint candy

Chocolate dip

  • 1 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chip (170 g / 6 oz)
  • 1 tsp Vegetable shortening
  • 3 Peppermint candy, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. In a bowl of a standing mixer, place butter and sugar and beat medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and cornstarch.

  3. Add flour mix to the butter mix followed by the melted chocolate and mix to incorporate.

  4. Form the dough into a ball and place it between two pieces of parchment paper.

  5. Roll the dough to 1/4" thick and place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  7. Remove dough from the refrigerator and use 2.5" Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut the dough.

  8. Place shaped cookies on the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool before filling and decorating.

Filling

  1. Place the peppermint candies in a ziplock bag and crush it using a rolling pin.

  2. Place the peppermint crushes in a food processor (or a coffee grinder) and process to a fine powder.

  3. Mix the peppermint powder with the chocolate spread.

Assembling

  1. Divide the cookies into pairs. Dip one cookie with the melted chocolate and sprinkle it with crushed peppermint candy.

  2. Spread the second cookie with some peppermint chocolate, and top it with the dipped chocolate cookies.

  3. Repeat with remaining pairs.