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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!

 
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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!)

where did you buy the peppermint sticks???
Can't wait to try this!
looks so delicious.......
bajablue3 years ago
OMG, Jessy... these cookies look incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No more boring "plain" CCC's this Christmas... and Santa thanks you in advance!
jessyratfink (author)  bajablue3 years ago
Thank you! They are very very very good. I will have to make them again this year. :D
99igo4 years ago
Oh and the lady was drunk and was driving so she got arested LOL.
99igo4 years ago
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.
louieaw5 years ago
 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. 
zachninme5 years ago
 om nom nom
jessyratfink (author)  zachninme5 years ago
nom nom nom NOM
 Goooood Morning VietNOM NOM NOM
jessyratfink (author)  Wasagi5 years ago
 Seriously, that was amazing. I snorted. :P
 Hehehe
Gjdj35 years ago
Sorry to state the obvious, but those look good!
jessyratfink (author)  Gjdj35 years ago
 Haha, well, at least it was a nice obvious, and not "those cookies look a little gory". :P
mg0930mg5 years ago
They look delicious.
jessyratfink (author)  mg0930mg5 years ago
 Definitely were... considering making another batch for a party tonight. :D
target0225 years ago
Double yummy, chocolate plus mint is my favorite. Nicely done.
jessyratfink (author)  target0225 years ago
 Thanks! :D
Nom Nom indeed... Featured!

Also ten points for a step called creaming... Minus a million for crushing following later...
jessyratfink (author)  killerjackalope5 years ago
Hahaha!
Also loving the new profile pic, modelling material right there... ;-p
jessyratfink (author)  killerjackalope5 years ago
Oh yeah, I know you like my sexy moustache. :D
A girl with a handlebar's all I ever wanted...
jessyratfink (author)  killerjackalope5 years ago
 Isn't that what we all want out of life? I mean, really?
 haha... nice...
Creativeman5 years ago
Outstanding, Jessy! Cman
jessyratfink (author)  Creativeman5 years ago
Thank you sir!
myzmudd5 years ago
those look sooo tasty !  thanks for sharing :^D
jessyratfink (author)  myzmudd5 years ago
Welcome! ^_^
red-king5 years ago
 My aunt made these a couple days ago. before I saw this instructable.
 I think her recipe was quite a bit different though.
jessyratfink (author)  red-king5 years ago
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
Londonbrig05 years ago
Preheat to what temperature?
jessyratfink (author)  Londonbrig05 years ago
Oh jeez. How did no one see that yet? :P

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