Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Source : Preheat Oven To 375 F Stir 2 Cups Chocolate Chips In Medium Metal Bowl Set Over Saucepan Of Simmering Water Until Melted And Smooth Measure 2/3 Cups Me...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : May 24, 2022

Step:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Stir 2 cups chocolate chips in medium metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth.

  3. Measure 2/3 cups melted chocolate; transfer to small metal bowl and reserve for drizzling.

  4. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, espresso powder, and salt in medium bowl.

  5. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until creamy.

  6. Add sugar and both extracts; beat until smooth.

  7. Add eggs; beat to blend.

  8. Beat in melted chocolate from medium bowl.

  9. Add dry ingredients; beat until just blended.

  10. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

  11. Measure 1 level tablespoonful of dough; roll dough between palms to form a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet.

  12. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 1 1/2" apart.

  13. Bake cookies until cracked all over and tester inserted into center comes out with large, moist crumbs attached, 8 to 9 minutes.

  14. Cool cookies on baking sheet 5 minutes.

  15. Transfer cookies on parchment paper to racks to cool completely.

  16. Place unwrapped kisses in center of cookies prior to final cooling so kisses bottoms will melt and meld to the cookies.

  17. Rewarm reserved 2/3 cups chocolate over small saucepan of simmering water. Using fork, drizzle chocolate over cookies.

  18. Sprinkle crushed candy canes over, arranging some pieces with red parts showing.

  19. Chill just until chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.


Ingredients

  1. Cookies
  2. 2 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, 15 to 16 oz divided
  3. 1 1/2 cup AP flour
  4. 1/4 cup cocoa powder, natural unsweetened
  5. 1 tsp baking powder
  6. 1 tsp instant espresso powder
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, 1 stick
  9. 1 cup sugar
  10. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  11. 1 tsp peppermint extract
  12. 2 eggs, large
  13. 1/2 cup chocolate chips, bittersweet (do not exceed 61% cacao)
  14. Topping
  15. 4 candy canes, coarsely crushed
  16. 1 bunch mint chocolate Hershey's kisses

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