Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was kind of bummed when I found out that we wouldn't be having a reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club this month. I had been assigned to the Beantown Baker and was totally excited since I've been a longtime follower of her blog. She has so many amazing recipes and I couldn't wait to make one of them and post about it. But, hey who says there needs to be an official reveal day? I decided to go ahead and do the assignment anyway.

I chose her Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies since I had some candy canes lying around the house. As I made them, I was kind of worried that the peppermint flavor would be a little overwhelming. But, to my surprise, I tasted one after they were baked and the flavor of the peppermint and chocolate chips actually blended together perfectly. The cookies were also delightfully chewy. My family enjoyed these every bit as much as I did.

Thanks Beantown Baker for opening my eyes to a new cookie recipe.

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (from Beantown Baker)

1 c. butter, at room temperature
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. + 2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (omit if using salted butter)
1 c. crushed candy canes
1 2/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or lightly butter them, and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or a large bowl if mixing by hand, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.

Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, scoop cookie dough onto prepared pans. Bake 12-15 for smaller cookies, 14-17 for larger ones or until the tops are a light golden brown.

Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

This recipe is linked to:
These Chicks Cooked
Bake with Bizzy
Crazy Sweet Tuesday
Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party


  1. Mmm, that sounds good! I'm really loving the refreshing flavor of peppermint in cookies these days. I was never a peppermint lover until just recently!

  2. Hello Lisa! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and inviting me to participate in your sweetie-linkfest. Unfortunately, I was away from the 'net for two whole days, and missed the boat on that one. However, I found your amazing blog, so that's all right.

    I just wanted to add that baking is not my strong point. That flourless chocolate cake with caramel-peanut icing was my first attempt :-) I mostly post simple, home-cooked Indian and Bengali meals. I hope you keep dropping by for them :-)

  3. You can't miss with chocolate and mint together!! These look delicious!!!

  4. Hmmm yup yup i dun think i've had peppermint cookies before so i really want to try :)

    and i like how we don't need to use mint extract or anything hehe

  5. Yum! You're speaking my tune with these cookies. Love them!

  6. How awesome of you to go ahead and do the assignment! I hate they cancelled this month as well!

  7. So glad you liked the cookies. Those are some of my favorites!

  8. Those look so good. Too bad I'm on one of those "Diet" things this week. *sigh* But next time my mouth is allowed to have what it wants, I may have to try these :)

  9. These sound wonderful! I have a bunch of candy canes left over. These like the perfect way to use them:)

  10. Yummy!I will try to make them for my girl at this weekend.

  11. These look so yummy! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. Happy New Year Lisa! These are gonna be dangerous! I'll want to eat them all!

  13. wow..lipsmacking goooooooood...
    proud following you..;)
    check out mine sometime lisa..
    Tasty Appetite

  14. Wow these sound soooooo neat and yummy! I am going to have to remember these for next Christmas!

  15. yum! Those cookies look delicious.