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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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This wonderful cookie combines rich dark chocolate with fresh peppermint. The ultimate combination! This recipe also allows you options as to making sandwiches rolled in crushed peppermint candies or frosting the cookies and topping them with said candies or grated chocolate. Whatever you decide, you will be very happy with the end result.
Ingredients
  Flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Unsweetened cocoa 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large
  Unsalted butter 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), softened
  Confectioners sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Peppermint extract 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pink food colour 5 Drop
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a bowl add the flour, unsweetened cocoa, salt and mix well.
2. In a mixer, put butter. Cream it. Add sugar, egg. Beat it till creamy.
3. Put the dry ingredient into the wet ingredients and beat well till combined.
4. Using clean hands roll the cookie dough and wrap it and refrigerate it for 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

MAKING
7. Using an ice cream scoop or teaspoon, scoop the batter and place them far away from each other on the baking tray with parchment paper.
8. Dunk bottom of a glass into flour and press the dough to flatten it.
9. Bake it for 10 minutes.
10. FOR FROSTING: In a mixer, cream butter. Add confectioner’s sugar, peppermint extract and food colour and beat it till combined.
11. Once the cookie is done, take it out and cool it completely.
12. SANDWICH: Take a cookie, spread the frosting and place another cookie over it to make a sandwich.
13. Press it so that the frosting oozes out. Roll it in the peppermint candy crumbs.
14. Take another cookie, spread the frosting on it and sprinkle some peppermint candy crumbs on it.
15. On a cookie, spread the frosting and grate chocolate generously.
16. Repeat steps 12- 15 on as many cookies as desired.

SERVING
17. On a serving platter, arrange these cookies and serve with milk, beverages or as it is.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Cocoa
Interest: 
Kids
Restriction: 
High Fiber
Preparation Time: 
70 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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