I am sure I have told you this before, but I love mint and chocolate together, especially during this time of year. So when you have a chocolatey, fudgy cookie that includes York Peppermint Patties, I am in love. In my adult life, Peppermint Patties have become a guilty pleasure of mine.
I saw these cookies awhile ago on Pinterest, and knew they would make a great holiday cookie. And boy was I right! They are rich and full of chocolate. But the peppermint swirled throughout leaves such a cooling and light finish to them. I haven’t brought cookies to school in awhile, so I decided to change that. I brought them right before their lunch break, so I was still there when they were being eaten. Let’s just say they went over well. I made them wait a whole 6 days for the recipe, so hopefully they still love me 🙂
I know there are lots of people out there who aren’t big bakers, so I am going to let you in on a little secret. The trick to a great cookie….under bake it. Seriously. Not crazy amounts, just a minute or two. They stay soft and chewy for much longer. Plus if you want to microwave it for a few seconds for the fresh out of the oven taste, they are still gooey! And in my opinion, nothing beats a gooey cookie.
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate , chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 5 Tbls butter , softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 14 mini Peppermint Patties , chopped
Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
Melt chocolate. If using a microwave heat at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir. Repeat at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
Cream butter for about 1 minute, until smooth. Add sugar and brown sugar. Beat until well combined, it will be a very sandy texture. Mix in eggs and vanilla. With the mixer on low, slowly add the melted chocolate. Mix until everything is well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture, mix until it is just combined. Using a spatula fold in the chocolate chips and the Peppermint Patties. Put the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are set. The center will appear soft. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies set on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes (they will continue to cook a little). Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.