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Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Nellie

These easy holiday Peppermint Chocolate Chip cookies are so great for cookie exchanges and holiday baking. Simple ingredients for a festive treat.

What are peppermint chocolate chip cookies?

Peppermint chocolate chip cookies are a holiday twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie. They are made with peppermint extract and chocolate chips, and sometimes they are also decorated with crushed candy canes. These cookies are perfect for holiday baking and make a great addition to any cookie or platter.

What do I need to make these amazing Christmas cookies?

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy

Are peppermint chocolate chip cookies good for cookie exchanges?

Absolutely! These cookies are always a hit at cookie exchanges and holiday parties. They are also great for giving as gifts.

Are these cookies great to make with kids?

These cookies are super easy to make, and kids love them! They will have a blast adding the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.

How long do these cookies last?

These cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

What other variations can I make?

If you want to mix things up, you can try using white chocolate chips or different extracts. You could also add nuts or dried fruit to the cookies. Get creative and have fun!

What are some other fun cookie recipes to make for the holiday season?

Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies

Holiday Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These delicious peppermint chocolate chip cookies are so good to make for the holidays. Great for cookie exchanges too!

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and egg and beat to combine.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until a thick dough forms.
  6. Fold in the dark chocolate chips and peppermint candy.
  7. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out the dough and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet, leaving around one inch between each cookie for spreading.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 472Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 57mgSodium 375mgCarbohydrates 69gFiber 2gSugar 43gProtein 4g

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