These cookies are a little more involved and you will need parchment paper and a large heat friendly bowl or double boiler to melt the chocolate.
Great cookie for the holiday season!
You will need the following ingredients:
-1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
-1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
-3/4 cup sugar
-1 large egg
-1 large egg yolk
-3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
-8 large candy canes or 30 peppermint candies, crushed
-2 pounds white chocolate (bark or morsels)
Step 1: Dry Ingredients for the Dough
In a bowl mix in this order
1. add 1 cup of flour
2. add 1/2 cup of baking cocoa powder
3. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
5. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
Once you have added all dry ingredients listed above, whisk until they are well blended.
Step 2: Blended Ingredients for the Dough
In a larger separate bowl add in this order
1. 1/2 cup of butter
2. 3/4 cup of sugar
Blend all ingredients together until creamed. You can do this in a mixer or by hand.
Step 3: Wet Ingredients to the Dough
Add to the mixture while mixing in this order.
1. 1 large egg
2. 1 large egg yolk
3. 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Mix these until well blended.
Step 4: Adding Dry Ingredients Into the Mixer
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixer. I do this by adding a third at a time making sure it is well blended before adding more.
Once the dough is well blended separate into two portions and place on parchment paper.
Step 6: Prepping the Oven
Step 7: Prepping for Baking
Step 8: Making the Cookies
Using a 2-inch round cutter, cut out circles, and place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Roll and cut scraps once. Freeze cookies until firm, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining disk.
Step 9: Baking the Cookies
Step 10: Prepping the Peppermint
You can have large chunks, fine dust, or a mix of both.
Step 11: Prepping the Chocolate
Step 12: Dipping and Covering the Cookies
Step 13: Finishing Up
Then plate and serve. They are great with hot cocoa or a glass of milk and are a perfect cookie for the holidays.