Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Treats!

This is a classic chocolate cookie recipe with a fun Christmas twist. I actually posted about the non-Christmas version of these cookies once before (click over if you want to see some terrible pictures. *Note to self: update with new pictures!). I haven’t made them in awhile, but the recipe is one of my favorites.  As I was thinking about what cookies to include in the 12 Days of Christmas Treats, I just couldn’t get those cookies out of my mind. And then, in a fortuitous moment, I ran across peppermint baking chips at Meijer. And in that instant I knew I would be making these.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

This is a wonderfully fudgy chocolate cookie loaded with chocolate and peppermint baking chips. The cookies are slightly gooey inside (helped out by slightly underbaking them), and every bite includes the sweet creaminess of semi-melted chocolate and the slightest crunch of peppermint candies. If you can’t find the peppermint chips, don’t worry – these are *almost* as good with straight chocolate chips. But if you can get the peppermint, go for it. It adds a delightful Christmas flavor.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

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Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
11/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup peppermint baking chips

Directions:

Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and peppermint chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. Slightly underbake for fudgy cookies.

adapted from Laura Perron

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