Kats’ Kitchen

Peppermint Chip Chocolate Cookies February 2, 2009

Filed under: cookies — stacielk @ 9:26 pm
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I first saw these on Bake or Break.  I changed mine up a little and used peppermint chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chunks.  Yes, I know it sounds like I’m still in the Christmas spirit, but hey, Valentines Day is coming quickly and if I didn’t tell you they were peppermint, maybe you would have just thought the pink was for v-day.  But no matter what, these cookies are good!  My mom and bro got a few of these, so ask them, they’ll tell you the truth.  (Not that I’m lying…) 

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Peppermint Chip Chocolate Cookies

(Recipe from:  Martha Stewart)

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 large eggs

3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chunks (12 oz)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat chopped chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments, stirring in between, until almost melted; do not overheat.  In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed to low; beat in melted chocolate.  Mix in flour mixture until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chunks.

*let batter sit for 10-15 minutes to firm up*

Drop heaping Tbsps of dough 2 to 3 inches apart onto baking sheets.  Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are shiny and crackly yet soft in centers, 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool on sheets 10 minutes; with a thin metal spatula, transfer to racks to cool completely.

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One Response to “Peppermint Chip Chocolate Cookies”

  1. ingrid Says:

    They do look very valentines-ish. Mint & chocolate are great year round anyway!
    ~ingrid


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