Introduction: Chocolate Chip Peppermint Stick Cookies!

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I had this idea the other day and it sounded delicious. I was 100% correct. :D
Makes 24 cookies!

Step 1: Ingredients!

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  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened.
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermint sticks, or 8-10 sticks.
Plus, you'll need bowls, measuring spoons and cups, a mixer and a cookie sheet. :)

Step 2: Preheat the Oven.

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To 375 F.

Do it to it.

Especially if yours is like mine and has to think about warming up for quite a while.

Step 3: Creaming!

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In a large bowl, cream the butter (1 stick, softened.) and sugars (1/2 each brown and white) until nice and fluffy.

Step 4: Adding!

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Once properly creamed, add in 1 egg, 1/4 tsp salt and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla.

Mix well.

Step 5: Whisking!

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In a separate bowl, measure out 1 cup + 2 tbsp of all purpose flour and 1/2 tsp of baking soda.

Use a fork to mix these together well.

Step 6: Adding!

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Dump the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture. Beat until combined.

Step 7: Crushing!

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Get out your peppermint sticks!
Unwrap them and throw them in a freezer bag.
Use a rolling pin or heavy bottomed pot to crush them.
Think of this as therapy time! :D

(Additional warnings on this step - do the sticks in small batches. Otherwise, you end up with a bag full of half peppermint dust and half peppermint pieces. The peppermint dust doesn't work so well in the batter - you'll end up with very chewy, flat, spread-y cookies. :P)

Step 8: Adding Yummies!

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Dump 1 cup of chocolate chips and your crushed peppermint sticks into the bowl with the cookie dough.

You're probably going to want to give up the mixer and move on to using a spatula to combine this now. Stir well until everyone is playing nice together.

Step 9: Dollops!

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I divide my cookies out by the tablespoon. This way, I get 24 big cookies. You can go smaller if you like. Just make sure they're evenly spaced. :)

I do 12 cookies per sheet.

Once they're all out on the sheet, pop them in the oven for 10 minutes.

Step 10: Enjoy!

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Once they've cooled a little, you are free to enjoy your delicious cookies.
(Really though, make sure they're cool. Molten sugar lava is not fun!)

Comments

emilyvanleemput (author)2012-12-09

where did you buy the peppermint sticks???

emilyvanleemput (author)2012-04-07

Can't wait to try this!
looks so delicious.......

bajablue (author)2011-11-15

OMG, Jessy... these cookies look incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No more boring "plain" CCC's this Christmas... and Santa thanks you in advance!

jessyratfink (author)bajablue2011-11-17

Thank you! They are very very very good. I will have to make them again this year. :D

99igo (author)2011-01-01

Oh and the lady was drunk and was driving so she got arested LOL.

99igo (author)2011-01-01

Me and my family where coming back from a new years eve. Party.but on our way home some lady crashed into us and we had made some of these and they where hella bomb.thank god no one was hurt except my grandma and dad. My dad hit his elbow and it's sore. And my grandma's knees hurt.

louieaw (author)2010-01-01

 These cookies are great! Very simple, and quick. 
I made them for New Years dinner, and they came out delicious! They're a bit chewy, but that's all I can say. 

zachninme (author)2009-12-09

 om nom nom

jessyratfink (author)zachninme2009-12-11

nom nom nom NOM

Wasagi (author)jessyratfink2009-12-24

 Goooood Morning VietNOM NOM NOM

jessyratfink (author)Wasagi2009-12-31

 Seriously, that was amazing. I snorted. :P

Wasagi (author)jessyratfink2009-12-31

 Hehehe

Gjdj3 (author)2009-12-09

Sorry to state the obvious, but those look good!

jessyratfink (author)Gjdj32009-12-31

 Haha, well, at least it was a nice obvious, and not "those cookies look a little gory". :P

mg0930mg (author)2009-12-09

They look delicious.

jessyratfink (author)mg0930mg2009-12-31

 Definitely were... considering making another batch for a party tonight. :D

target022 (author)2009-12-10

Double yummy, chocolate plus mint is my favorite. Nicely done.

jessyratfink (author)target0222009-12-31

 Thanks! :D

killerjackalope (author)2009-12-09

Nom Nom indeed... Featured!

Also ten points for a step called creaming... Minus a million for crushing following later...

Hahaha!

Also loving the new profile pic, modelling material right there... ;-p

Oh yeah, I know you like my sexy moustache. :D

A girl with a handlebar's all I ever wanted...

 Isn't that what we all want out of life? I mean, really?

red-king (author)killerjackalope2009-12-13

 haha... nice...

Creativeman (author)2009-12-10

Outstanding, Jessy! Cman

jessyratfink (author)Creativeman2009-12-11

Thank you sir!

myzmudd (author)2009-12-10

those look sooo tasty !  thanks for sharing :^D

jessyratfink (author)myzmudd2009-12-11

Welcome! ^_^

red-king (author)2009-12-10

 My aunt made these a couple days ago. before I saw this instructable.

red-king (author)red-king2009-12-10

 I think her recipe was quite a bit different though.

jessyratfink (author)red-king2009-12-11

Probably! I was pretty proud of myself for having a fancy new cookie idea - and then I googled it, haha. Not entirely unique, but at least I'm using my best chocolate chip cookie recipe as the base. :D

Londonbrig0 (author)2009-12-10

Preheat to what temperature?

jessyratfink (author)Londonbrig02009-12-10

Oh jeez. How did no one see that yet? :P

375 F. Let me put that in real quick...

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