One of my goals for the holiday season is to try out three new cookie recipes. I decided to start with this triple chocolate peppermint cookies. The cookies are chocolate, with dark and milk chocolate chips, with a white chocolate cream cheese frosting. They are very rich and very delicious. The perfect holiday accompaniment to a glass of milk or eggnog!
To make -
Cream 1 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Beat in 2 eggs and 2 tsps vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cups cocoa, a dash of salt and 1 tsp baking soda. Beat dry ingredients into dough a little at a time. Finally, stir in 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup 60% cocoa chocolate chips. Bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes. Let cool a couple hours before frosting.
For frosting beat 4 ounces cream cheese and 3 cups confectioners' sugar until smooth. Melt 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds and then 30 seconds again. Add to cream cheese mixture. Add splashes of 2% milk until you reach a smooth consistency. Lastly, after you frost the cookies sprinkle on crushed peppermint candies. (To crush the peppermint I bought mini candy canes and placed them with a ziplock bag, and then crushed them with a rolling pin.)
Have you made any delicious cookie recipes lately? What’s your favorite holiday treat?