Hot Chocolate Peppermint CookiesThis is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up….
Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips 1 cup marshmallow creme 1 cup finely crushed peppermint candies
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Beat in egg and extract.
Combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in.
apart onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until tops are cracked.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
Drop a teaspoonful of marshmallow creme into the center of each cookie.
Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off.
Immediately sprinkle with candies.
Place on waxed paper and let stand until set.
Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts 1 cookie:
- 145 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.