Chocolate peppermint chip cookies to get you in the mood for the Holiday season
‘Tis the season! Our tree is up and presents are sort of getting bought and wrapped. I hate wrapping presents, though. In the future, my kids are probably going to think I’m a disappointment cause the gift wrapping on their friends’ birthday gifts will be pathetic. When I was young, I always looked up to my mom and thought, “moms know EVERYTHING and know how to do everything PERFECTLY.” Which, for me, is true cause my mom’s present wrapping was always perfect and she rarely ever used gift bags, she knew how to sew things and hem things, she knew how to do various styles of braids in my hair. And then I think about myself and I panic because I can’t do ANY of that. I don’t know how to French braid, I don’t know how to sew, I don’t know how to wrap a present neatly..it’s kind of panic-inducing cause I don’t want my kids to think I’m a disappointment. I guess I have some time between now and then to learn, right?
Who loves good chocolate cookies with peppermint? Peppermint with cookies around the holidays is always the quintessential reminder that the holidays are amongst us. My favorite cookies around the holidays, especially in December are peppermint and chocolate cookies. I mean, they just TASTE like Christmas!
My coworker found these Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips at the store and immediately texted me about them. I told her to grab me two bags. I already knew what I was going to bake up with them! No doubt in my mind that a soft chocolate cookie was going to be used. These cookies went like hot cakes at work so bake up a batch yourself and spread the holiday cheer :)
Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1: 3.4 oz package of chocolate fudge pudding mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup Andes peppermint crunch baking chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add in the pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat well until incorporated.
- Slowly add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the peppermint chips with a spatula.
- Drop cookies onto baking sheet with a cookie scoop (I used a medium cookie scoop) and bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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