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.
Step 2: Preheat the Oven.
Do it to it.
Especially if yours is like mine and has to think about warming up for quite a while.
Step 3: Creaming!
Step 4: Adding!
Step 5: Whisking!
Use a fork to mix these together well.
Step 6: Adding!
Step 7: Crushing!
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!
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 do 12 cookies per sheet.
Once they're all out on the sheet, pop them in the oven for 10 minutes.
Step 10: Enjoy!
(Really though, make sure they're cool. Molten sugar lava is not fun!)