Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies


Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

In the short time it’s been since I first made these chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies, I’ve become obsessed. I’ve always loved chocolate crinkles, but the addition of peppermint really takes these over the top. Plus, the texture of these is just incredible – they are almost fudge-like inside! The cookies flattened out nicely into pretty little circles, while still staying perfectly thick and chewy.  I also learned something new from baking these. If you roll the cookie dough balls in a little bit of granulated sugar before adding a nice coating of powdered sugar, the granulated sugar will keep the powdered sugar from soaking into the cookie while it bakes, resulting in crinkles cookies that are nice and pretty.  These peppermint chocolate crinkle cookies would certainly be a beautiful (and delicious) addition to your Christmas cookie tray!

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup of canola oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and warm, not hot
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1/4 cup sugar, for rolling
1 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

In a separate, microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave on 50 percent power for 1 minute, stir, and continue and microwaving in 15 second increments until melted and smooth.

In a large bowl, beat together the 2 1/2 cups of sugar, the oil, butter and corn syrup until blended. Beat in the eggs, egg yolk, vanilla and peppermint extract. On low, beat in the melted chocolate. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Roll the dough into 2 inch balls. Roll each dough ball lightly in granulated sugar first, then very heavily in confectioners’ sugar. The granulated sugar will keep the powdered sugar from soaking into the cookie while it bakes.

Arrange cookies 2 inches apart and bake 12 to 14 minutes. For chewy cookies, let them cool completely on the baking sheet.

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8 Responses to “Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies”

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 10, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I completely adore chocolate crinkle cookies, but haven’t made them in a couple years! I feel like no holiday season is complete without them, so I must bake them when I’m at home in a couple weeks. Megan, I LOVE the addition of peppermint extract. I’ve seen that a few times on the internet recently and now I must try it with my next batch. Perfection!

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    Glenda — December 10, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    Since the holidays are so busy just wanted to say I make a similar chocolate cookie and have never had problems with the powder sugar soaking in. Don’t roll them in it until ready to bake but it’s never been an issue. Thanks for the tip about how to keep them chewy!!!

    • megan replied: — December 12th, 2012 @ 6:19 am

      Good to know, thanks!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — December 10, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    Crinkle cookies are a perfect cookie for the holidays. Love the addition of mint!

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    julie — December 13, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    these are going to become a must-have cookie in our house. they are delicious!! thanks for the sample :)

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    Jessica — December 14, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    These tasted really good! Unfortunately they were not chewy as I expected. I’m not sure if I should have shortened the bake time, but I followed the recipe exactly. We will be using them for ice cream sandwiches so they won’t go to waste ;)

    • megan replied: — December 16th, 2012 @ 6:39 am

      I’m glad you liked them, but I’m sorry they weren’t as chewy as you hoped! It’s hard to know why exactly. Your oven might be slightly different than mine temperature-wise, or your cookies may have been smaller, etc, which would mean you need less bake time. Mine were just barely set when I took them out, if that helps. Glad you found a use for them anyway! :)

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    Rek — December 19, 2013 @ 3:47 am

    Thanks for the tip on rolling in granulating sugar before the powdered sugar. I totally had this issue with a different chocolate crinkles recipe I tried for the first time. It seems to have helped!

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