Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
 
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Serves: 2 Dozen
Ingredients
Cookies:
  • 1½ c unbleached flour
  • ⅓ c unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ ts instant espresso powder
  • ½ ts baking powder
  • ¼ ts baking soda
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • 1 stick soft unsalted butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • ½ c room temperature whole sour cream
  • 1 ts vanilla or peppermint extract
Topping:
  • 1 c melted bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 crushed candy canes
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, sift/whisk together the flour, cocoa, coffee, baking powder/soda, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Blend in the egg then the sour cream, and extract.
  4. In thirds, slowly combine the dry bowl with the second, wet bowl. Do not over mix.
  5. Chill the dough for 15-30 minutes, if time allows.
  6. Scoop and bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes. Cool completely.
  7. Slather melted chocolate onto the tops of each cookie and sprinkle with crushed peppermints.
Recipe by The Squishy Monster at http://thesquishymonster.com/2014/12/chocolate-peppermint-cookies.html