Peppermint Brownie Cookies Recipe

Emma

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Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Indulge in the ultimate holiday treat with these Peppermint Brownie Cookies. A perfect blend of rich chocolate and refreshing peppermint, these cookies are guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

They’re not just cookies; they’re a festive experience, ideal for cozy winter nights and holiday gatherings.

Get ready to impress everyone, including Santa, with this delightful recipe!

If you’re a fan of unique cookie recipes, try our Peanut Butter Cowboy Cookies – they’re irresistibly good!

Peppermint Brownie Cookies Ingredients

  • Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup (113 g)
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: 1 1/4 cups (240 g)
  • Peppermint Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • All-Purpose Flour: 3/4 cup (95 g)
  • Dutch-Process Cocoa Powder: 1/4 cup (30 g)
  • Baking Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Kosher Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Granulated Sugar: 2/3 cup (133 g)
  • Light Brown Sugar: 1/2 cup (100 g), packed
  • Eggs: 2 large, room temperature
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark: 1 cup, chopped

Directions

Preparing Your Ingredients

  1. Preheat the Oven: Set it to 350°F (177°C). Adjust oven racks to accommodate two cookie sheets.
  1. Dry Ingredients: Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Melting Chocolate: In a double boiler, gently melt chocolate and butter. Once melted, add peppermint extract.
  3. Egg and Sugar Mixture: Whip sugars and eggs for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Combining Mixtures: Fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture, followed by the dry ingredients.
Peppermint Brownie Cookies recipe

Baking the Cookies

  1. Scooping: Use a cookie scoop to place dough on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  2. Baking Time: Bake for 9-10 minutes, watching for the glossy, cracked tops.
Easy Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Notes

  • Preparation Tip: Pre-measure all ingredients for the best results.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for 3 months.
  • Variations: Substitute peppermint bark with combinations like dark chocolate and crushed candy canes.

Nutrition

  • Calories: Approximately 150-200 per cookie.
  • Key Nutrients: High in carbohydrates and fats.

FAQs

What Makes These Cookies Special?

The combination of peppermint and rich chocolate creates a unique flavor, perfect for the holidays.

Can I Freeze the Dough?

It’s best to bake these cookies immediately, but the baked cookies freeze excellently.

Are There Any Substitutes for Peppermint Bark?

Yes, you can use dark chocolate and candy canes or even add chocolate-covered caramels.

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Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Peppermint Brownie Cookies Recipe

Indulge in the festive season with Emma’s Peppermint Brownie Cookies. These cookies combine the rich, chocolatey goodness of brownies with a refreshing peppermint twist, perfect for holiday gatherings and cozy nights in.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 cookies 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups (240 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3/4 cup (95 g) all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup (133 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark chocolate peppermint bark, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler, then stir in peppermint extract.
  4. Beat sugars and eggs for 5 minutes until fluffy.
  5. Mix melted chocolate into egg mixture, then fold in dry ingredients.
  6. Scoop dough onto baking sheets. Bake for 9-10 minutes until tops are glossy and cracked.
  7. Top each cookie with peppermint bark and cool on a wire rack.

Notes

  • Measure ingredients in advance for best results.
  • Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 220

Keywords: Peppermint, Brownie, Cookies, Chocolate, Holiday, Festive

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