Some think that peppermint and chocolate are sole flavors of Christmas, but I beg to differ. Chocolate and peppermint are perfect for January/February, because it’s the new year, and we are looking for fresh beginnings, new starts. What’s fresher than peppermint? The chocolate is just plain good, and the mint rings with a fresh flavor, universal. anytime goodness. (UAG for short! :D)
These cookies are sooooo good! I repeat, these cookies are soooo good! Chocolate and peppermint is my absolute favorite flavor combination. Mint chocolate chip ice cream- hello! So, having that incredible combo in a cookie is even more amazing, especially when the cookie is so chewy and chocolatey! The mint buttercream really adds a nice touch! I have just discovered this recipe, but I have a feeling that it’s going to be a hit at potlucks, parties, and gatherings. Hmm… I wonder if these cookies would be good with ice cream? While I ponder that life-changing question, here is the recipe!
- For the cookies:
- 1 1/2 C brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp water
- 3/4 C butter
- 2 C semi or bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 C flour
- For the Peppermint Buttercream Frosting:
4 C Powdered Sugar
1/3 C soft butter
About 1/3 cup warm water
1/2 tsp peppermint extract (or more!!)
Green food coloring (just a bit, you don’t want to go too overboard)
To make the cookies:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the salt, baking soda, and flour together in a large bowl and set aside.
In a large pan on the stove over medium high heat, melt the brown sugar, water, and butter together and stir. Heat until it boils.
Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Mix until melted.
Beat your eggs with a fork and then stir them into the chocolate mixture.
Add the dry ingredients and stir them in until completely combined.
Roll into one inch balls and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 7-8 minutes. Cookie should be just starting to have cracks in it.
To make the Frosting:
Mix together all of the ingredients with a rubber spatula until smooth. You might want to taste it to make sure it’s minty enough! I am big on flavors, so sometimes I even use more than 1/2 a tsp! Use a Ziplock bag or pastry bag with a wide tip to squeeze about a Tablespoon onto a cookie. Sandwich with another cookie. Then eat!!
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