I did not have any peppermint extract so I replaced it with vanilla extract and they turned out just fine and still pepperminty with the candies on top. Hi Dana! I used 2 tsp for a double batch. Very easy to reproduce. They are so easy to make and insanely addictive. I changed the recipe a bit because it has been pouring in Toronto and I didn’t feel like leaving the house to go to the grocery store. They freeze well. This recipe is the exact same! These were good cookies. (Bowl size is a limiting factor.) I’m so ready to start making Christmas cookies … I only wish I had doubled the recipe because this recipe did not make as many cookies as I would have liked. I guess you could say they were a little popular. In the cookie recipe, I replaced the mint extract with vanilla. They are soft and cakey. Will this recipe work with bleached flour? They are delicious. Hope that helps! They are SO crumbly and dry. My oven took 11 minutes each batch and I kept the bowl in the fridge between each batch to keep the dough chilled. Hi Jamie, so sorry to hear that was your experience! It’s more like a thick brownie batter. xo. Once the dough firms up, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. They have the consistency of a perfect chocolate chip cookie. Unbleached just has a little less processing. And good luck, Alyssa. Is there a specific egg alternative you recommend for this recipe? I’m sure they’ll go over well there! Any suggestions on what I might have done wrong? Perfect cookie for the holidays. Delicious. You basically want to crush them and get them on the cookie right after. I re-read the recipe several times just to make sure I wasn’t missing some additional water that should be added. This is now my new favourite cookie recipe! Share Tweet Pin. I also used 3 candy canes total for 25 cookies and preferred the coarser to finer crush. I tried it and it worked beautifully! I played with these cookies a lot, and I figured out that they aren’t fussy. I’m delighted to see this blog! Thank you for the recipe and beautiful pictures. Thankss a buncxh forr shnaring thos with alll peoppe youu reeally You have to sprinkle the crushed cane on the cookie immediately after you pull them out of the oven, so try to time it right. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! will the consistency and chewiness change much if i use vegan butter instead of regular unsalted butter? I cooked them for 13 minutes and they came out wonderful. Meant to leave 5 starts, it wasn’t working. I melted them with the coconut oil before the first step. I used a medium, level ice cream scoop for the balls. Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Then 2 tablespoon of that mix equaled one egg. Does it double easily? Spread with a layer of chocolate glaze across the other half. You really want them as fresh as possible and freezing after baking will leave them dry. I appreciate being able to change the serving number and have ingredients calculated out. Is there a specific reason for the non-bleached flour? I’m hooked! 1/4 tsp. Then stick in the fridge the night before to slightly thaw and bake as instructed! Hmm, we double checked the metric measurements and didn’t see anything that looked off. Score! Delicious! They were a hit! Refrigerate peppermint chocolate cookies dough for two hours. They came out more crispy than chewy, which I’m usually not into, but they were light and almost wafer-like, which was super delicious, and the chocolate flavor was more intense. I also chilled it in the fridge for a little over an hour, and then baked them for 10 minutes. kow wwhat youu arre talking approximately! We haven’t tried it, but others have and had success with it! We’re so glad you enjoyed them, Leah! These look wonderful! Delicious! Looking forward to weeks of tasty treats! He typically doesn’t enjoy sweets, however, he LOVED these cookies. I just pulled the first batch out of the oven. I chilled the dough overnight and worked in batches keeping the dough cold. I’m thinking maybe more butter and less flour/cocoa powder? What a great recipe! I can’t wait to start on some of your vegan and gluten free recipes, too! I just baked these, and they are so easy to make and taste so good!! However, it doesn’t lack that perfect cookie texture, or luscious chocolate peppermint flavor one bit. I had the same issue…came out very crumbly and hard to mold together into balls because it kept falling apart. Thanks for the recipe!! We’re so glad you enjoy them, Kae! My attempt at peppermint bark was a fail (2nd year in a row). Crush peppermint candy canes by placing them in a ziplock bag and rolling over them with a … I ended up with 28 medium-sized cookies and they came out perfect. Hope that helps! I think I am going to have to make a vegan version asap. In mixing bowl, add sugars, espresso, peppermint extract, and eggs. Over all, great and easy cookie to make. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Thanks so much for sharing! Feel free to add more next time =). I followed all the rest of the directions including the addition of cocoa powder. ]I don’t have instant espresso powder, so I always just brew extra strength espresso and let it cool to room temperature. I used 3 for the first batch and crushed 2 more for the last batch. If I’m going to indulge on anything over the holidays it might as well be these! They have wonderful flavor and texture! Good quality chocolate flat out tastes better, and it melts smoothly. Making a double batch tomorrow so I can enjoy some with my husband, yum!! They turn out awesome. Very good for as simple as they were, wished they were a little chewier but still good. I don’t have peppermint extract but u have peppermint EO. You are a godsend for a new vegan! I found that the cookies came out a bit “floury” and crumbled like a cake. Gently roll each round into a ball. We’re so glad your family enjoyed them, Melanie! Beat at high speed to incorporate air. If we freeze the cookies after baking how do we defrost? Now that the crying phase is over, I’m ready to test out some gluten free stuff. This gave me a great starting point. Don’t add more flour; you did it right. It was pretty easy/straightforward to make, I got a little nervous when my batter was a tad thick during the mixing process. I would recommend freezing the formed UNBAKED cookies already formed into discs. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas—and these cookies are the sweetest way to celebrate. I also use Andes mints broken up instead of chocolate chips you can actually buy Andes mint chips as well for baking. Xo. Oh my, these are just so beautiful. Thank you so much for a great recipe that comes out exactly as pictured. Add in the vanilla extract, … In fact, if you plan to refrigerate it longer than a couple hours, I definitely recommend you cover it with a damp towel so the dough doesn’t dry out. So glad I found your site! I gave 99% of them away or I would have eaten way too many. A whole extra stick of butter might be overkill, but try it with another 1/4 cup if you like them nice and crispy–so good! Glad you still liked the final product, though :D, These look amazing I cannot wait to try them! Easy and addictive. This too makes a great bowl cleaner. dress may possibly appear like a daunting job. Could have used a little more peppermint extract, but overall a nice, minty flavor. Mix again to incorporate. what did you do? I make everything from candy cane brookies a chewy lemon cookie to fudgy chocolate peppermint cookies. I’m terrible in the kitchen, but this is the one thing I make every year and my kids LOVE them. These look great! Thanks so much for sharing your experience! The cookie scoop lets you not only make sure your cookies are all the same size, but it also scoops more easily than a spoon, which saves you time and frustration. Quick question, I see it says parchment lined sheets. Perfect for cookie exchanges, holiday gatherings, or alongside a cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter's night. In that case, go with the easy way and roll them just a bit so they’re pretty round and be done. The semi-sweet chips will need to be swapped, too, but with my “strict vegetarian and not so strict vegan” diet, I tend to leave them. | Trellis Framework by Mediavine, The BEST Planner For 2019-20 (Flash Sale! I suppose you could cook them a tad less to keep them softer after they cool, so you may need to experiment with time. For those who are wondering, but don’t want to risk experimenting, I can share my adjustments: Instead of 1 candy cane, 6-7 mini canes work well. I was hoping the peppermint wouldn’t be too overwhelming with them and it wasn’t. If you add marshmallows too, I would suggest making the batter as instructed, and then sticking a few mallows on top, so they don’t stick to the pan. They might need to bake slightly longer, so watch for preferred texture! Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies Recipe. By Ree Drummond. I made a double recipe and added an extra 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract (as recommend in many of the comments below). The only substitutes I made were to add more mint extract for the lack of candy canes and to also add almond extract and vanilla extract for personal preference. Just made a double batch tonight for an Xmas party tomorrow- used whole wheat pastry flour (slightly less than the recipe called for to compensate for the density) and cut the 1 1/2 cups of sugar to 1 1/4 in an effort to make them slightly less unhealthy without losing any of the taste. Thank you Dana ~ once again!! Fine way of explaining, and fastidious article to get facts Any idea how many drops to add to the batter? They’re easier to handle and sprinkle on top. Thanks for the feedback, Evan! Let us know if you give it a try! I would say that they are almost more of a cookie/brownie, maybe due to the baking powder. When making cookies with sugar topping, such as Snickerdoodles, I always have leftover sugar/cinnamon mixture. Allow the cookies to settle (the glaze will set) for about an hour at room temperature. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Hey Jill, You can find an egg replacer at the grocery store. If you’re concerned about the calories, then you shouldn’t be eating a cookie, just kidding, but seriously, these are large cookies and can be broken in half or just do what I did and make them smaller. This recipe is also very easy to change to get a totally different cookie. I made this using flax eggs instead of regular eggs and using earth balance for butter. Definitely going to try these when candy canes start coming in the stores again. How did you scoop your flour? 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