Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Hot chocolate peppermint cookies are great for the holidays! Not only do they look great they taste delicious!
Photo by Holly K.

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

3.5

dozen

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

60

minutes

SERVINGS

3.5

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 2-1/3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/3

    cup baking cocoa

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    (11.5 oz) package milk chocolate chips

  • 1

    cup marshmallow creme

  • 1

    cup finely crushed peppermint candies

Directions

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes or until tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave; stir until smooth. Drop a teaspoonful of marshmallow creme into the center of each cookie. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Immediately sprinkle with candies. Place on waxed paper and let stand until set. Store in an airtight container To make ahead: Bake and cool cookies as directed. Freeze for up to 1 month. Finish cookies as directed several hours before serving.**

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