Thursday, December 24, 2009

Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Some time or a year ago, I came peppermint chips.  Not the swirly ones you can find at the grocery store, nice ones that you can find at Cost Plus.  So for some time now or a year, these chips/chunks have been in my freezer taking up room.  This is the year that I was going to use them.  And I did.  With chocolate.  Chocolate cookies from a recipe adapted from a Pillsbury cookbook.

Prep Time:  30 minutes; Yield:  24 cookies

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg white
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tbs unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate peppermint chips
  1. Heat oven to 375F.  In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and egg white, blend well.
  2. Add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, mix well.  Stir in chocolate peppermint chips.  Drop dough by teaspoonfuls  inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 375F for 8 to 9 minutes or until set.  Do not overbake.  Cool 1 minute, remove from cookie sheets.

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