Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, take two
One of the first recipes I posted to this site three years ago was for these Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. This was before I had a camera, and sadly, because I am a hugely visual person and am only attracted to recipes with a visual display of the results, I have, over the years, forgotten about this recipe. Which is a shame, because it’s a great recipe. The cookies are chewy and deeply chocolate-y, and perfectly balanced by the peppermint candies. One of my co-workers asked if there was toffee in them, because the melted peppermint candies have that toffee-like texture, and the brown sugar in the cookie dough gives them a slightly caramel-like flavor. All around these are excellent cookies, and as I had one more batch of cookies to make before my Christmas baking was done, these were just the thing.
They were also a great recipe to try out my brand new shiny KitchenAid mixer with! My always generous parents sent my Christmas present early, as carting it back on an airplane was a little out of the question. And I received it just in time to give it an excellent workout before leaving for the holidays.
It did exceedingly well with this sticky dough, as well as with some pizza dough and pasta dough later on in the weekend. And I’m finding myself wanting to mix things just for the sake of mixing, because this thing is fun! And boy, does it make quick work of things that normally take me five times as long. So thanks to my awesome, awesome parents. I promise to bring home some of the fruits of this machine’s labor.
Like some of these cookies. Check out the archives for the recipe, and enjoy!