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Chocolate Peppermint Truffle Cookies

Getting tired of cookies yet?! Cookies have definitely taken over the blogosphere in the last couple weeks, but I am MORE than ok with it! They are one of my favorite things to both make and eat and I look for any excuse to try new cookie recipes. A coworker and I decided to host a little cookie exchange at work this week for this exact reason and we had lots of fun with it!

Chocolate Peppermint Truffle Cookies | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

These are the cookies I chose to bring to the cookie exchange. I probably should have attached a warning label because they are ridiculously chocolatey! If you don’t want them quite so over the top, you can skip the chocolate dip and they’ll still be wonderful! I may have sampled a few that way when they came out of the oven and they were pretty awesome 😉

Chocolate Peppermint Truffle Cookies | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

You can also sub out the peppermint for vanilla extract if you want just a regular chocolate cookie…I’m also considering whipping up another batch and subbing peanut butter chips for the last cup of chocolate chips.

Chocolate Peppermint Truffle Cookies | Life, Love, and Cupcakes

I definitely recommend adding these to your holiday baking list, they’re sure to become a favorite!

Chocolate Peppermint Truffle Cookies
Author: Life, Love, and Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tb butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ts peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tb unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 ts baking powder
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • chocolate for dipping, if desired
Instructions
  1. Melt together the unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of the chocolate chips, and the butter, stirring until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip together the eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Stir in the peppermint and chocolate mixture, and mix well.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and gradually stir into the chocolate mixture. Mix in the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips. Cover dough and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and cover baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes, then allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
Notes
Chocolate Truffle Cookie recipe from allrecipes.com