If there is something better than plain old chocolate, it’s having two kinds come together in a cookie recipe. This recipe for Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are perfect to make for young kids and adults alike, because let’s face it, who doesn’t love chocolate and peppermint around the holidays?
These Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies we’re inspired by one of my favourite holiday drinks: Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Many coffee shops and cafés serve this drink during the holiday season since it is so warming and comforting! I enjoy the richness and creaminess of the hot chocolate itself, but the peppermint adds a wonderful refreshing flavour to it! I knew that I had to make a cookie based on this popular holiday drink!
These cookies have a traditional chocolate cookie base that is fudgy and tender. However, rather than adding dark, semisweet, or milk chocolate chips to the cookies, I add white chocolate chips. I really enjoy the sweetness from the white chocolate and the pops of white embedded within the chocolate cookie make it look very holiday-appropriate!
Once the cookies are baked and are still hot from the oven, I add the crushed peppermint candy. I always use crushed candy canes in this recipe but you can use whatever peppermint candy you like. After a few rounds of trial and error, I found that it is best to add the crushed peppermint candy after baking so that the candy doesn’t melt all over the cookie. It still tastes good but it doesn’t look pretty! I simply nestle the peppermint crumbles into the cookies while the cookies are still warm. This way, the candy doesn’t melt and you can make the cookies look picture perfect!
I like to serve these Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with a nice cold glass of milk. These cookies are perfect for young kids and I hear that they are even good enough for Santa Claus himself! I’m sure if you left these out for Santa this Christmas he would be extra generous!
For the full recipe for my Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, click here!
We only have two more days left in the #12DaysOfChristmas Series in my blog! I have saved some of my ultimate favourites for last and I can’t wait to share them with you!