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Peppermint Crush Cookies

Peppermint Crush Cookies
Photo by Kyle Dreier / styling by Teresa Blackburn
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  • Yield: 2 dozens

Ingredients

1cup butter
1cup granulated sugar
1cup brown sugar
2large eggs
2 1/2 to 3cups self-rising flour
2cups chocolate chips (mixture of semi-sweet and milk chocolate), plus more for decorating if desired
1teaspoon peppermint extract
1teaspoon salt
1cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes, processed into coarse crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine butter, sugars, eggs, extract and salt and beat until just combined. Add flour in 1 cup increments until well combined. If dough is sticky to the touch, add more flour in 1/4 cup increments until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop about 3 ounces of dough into your hands to form each cookie. Dip the tops into the peppermint candy. Place candy-side-up on insulated baking sheet one dozen at a time. If desired, decorate with additional chocolate chips. Bake in center of oven 10 to 13 minutes, until puffy and lightly tanned. Remove from baking sheet carefully with a metal spatula. The candy hardens quickly and will cause cookies to tear if using a rubber spatula.

 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 293
  • Fat 13g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 335mg
  • Carbohydrate 42g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 3g
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