Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

(from mayflowerkids’s recipe box)

Source: Woman's Day

Prep time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 70 minutes
Serves 72 people

Categories: chocolate, cookies, desert, holiday


  • •1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • •1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • •1 tsp baking powder
  • •1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • •2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (12 oz)
  • •1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • •3/4 cup sugar
  • •2 large eggs
  • •6 Tbsp heavy cream
  • •8 candy canes, smashed (about 3/4 cup)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

  2. Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips in the microwave according to package directions. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the melted chocolate and then the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in 3/4 cup of the remaining chocolate chips.

  3. Drop rounded tsps of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 in. apart. Bake, rotating the position of the pans halfway through, until cookies are puffed and set, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave the heavy cream on high until simmering, about 30 seconds. Add the remaining 3/4 cup chips to the cream and let stand for 1 minute. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Spread the chocolate mixture on top of each cookie (about 1/2 tsp each); top with the candy canes. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.

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