Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Yield: about 2 dozen cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup butter (2/3 a stick)
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped unsweetened chocolate (2 oz/60 g)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 candy canes, crushed
Instructions
  1. In a microwaveable bowl, combine butter and unsweetened chocolate. Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute, stir, then microwave again in 30 second intervals until chocolate is mostly melted. Stir to melt the remaining chunks.
  2. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Sprinkle flour mixture over chocolate mixture and stir until well combined. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 to 3 inches apart.
  5. Bake 7 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
  6. Return to oven 2-4 minutes longer, until edges are crackled and centres are just set.
  7. Remove and cool at least 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. (Cookies won't come off the sheet easily if they aren't cooled enough.)
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/chewy-chocolate-peppermint-cookies/