Introduction: Chocolate Chip Peppermint Stick Cookies!

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

Step 1: Ingredients!

  • 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.

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!

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!

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

Mix well.

Step 5: Whisking!

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!

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

Step 7: Crushing!

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!

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!

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!

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

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emilyvanleemput made it! (author)2012-12-09

where did you buy the peppermint sticks???

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emilyvanleemput made it! (author)2012-04-07

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

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bajablue made it! (author)2011-11-15

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

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

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2011-11-17

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

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99igo made it! (author)2011-01-01

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

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99igo made it! (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.

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louieaw made it! (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. 

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zachninme made it! (author)2009-12-09

 om nom nom

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-11

nom nom nom NOM

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Wasagi made it! (author)Wasagi2009-12-24

 Goooood Morning VietNOM NOM NOM

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-31

 Seriously, that was amazing. I snorted. :P

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Wasagi made it! (author)Wasagi2009-12-31

 Hehehe

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Gjdj3 made it! (author)2009-12-09

Sorry to state the obvious, but those look good!

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-31

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

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mg0930mg made it! (author)2009-12-09

They look delicious.

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-31

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

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target022 made it! (author)2009-12-10

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

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-31

 Thanks! :D

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killerjackalope made it! (author)2009-12-09

Nom Nom indeed... Featured!

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

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-09

Hahaha!

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killerjackalope made it! (author)killerjackalope2009-12-09

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

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-10

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

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killerjackalope made it! (author)killerjackalope2009-12-11

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

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-31

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

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red-king made it! (author)red-king2009-12-13

 haha... nice...

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Creativeman made it! (author)2009-12-10

Outstanding, Jessy! Cman

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-11

Thank you sir!

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myzmudd made it! (author)2009-12-10

those look sooo tasty !  thanks for sharing :^D

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-11

Welcome! ^_^

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red-king made it! (author)2009-12-10

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

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red-king made it! (author)red-king2009-12-10

 I think her recipe was quite a bit different though.

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-11

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

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Londonbrig0 made it! (author)2009-12-10

Preheat to what temperature?

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2009-12-10

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

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

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