Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

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These double chocolate chip peppermint cookies are amazing. They’re rich, uber chocolatey, and fudgy. If you want to send this dessert (and your tastebuds) over the moon, sandwich some mint chip ice cream between two cookies. Or you can use vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream…whatever floats your boat. I hope you enjoy this sweet treat!

 

Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  2. ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  3. 2 eggs
  4. ¾ cup granulated sugar
  5. ¾ cup brown sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  7. 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  8. ½ cup cocoa powder
  9. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  10. ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Melt the butter and ½ cup chocolate chips in a small, microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between intervals, until the butter and chocolate reach a smooth consistency.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and peppermint extract. Beat at a low speed for 1-2 minutes, until all ingredients have been incorporated. Add the melted butter and chocolate to the egg mixture. Beat at low speed for 1-2 minutes, just to combine. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer running on a low speed, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly. Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips. Wrap the dough in wax paper or parchment paper. Freeze for one hour.
  4. Place tablespoon sized balls of dough 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow cookies to rest on the hot cookie sheet for 1 minute before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
  5. *Safety Note: Keep your face far from the steam when you open the oven door because it's hot and the peppermint vapors are rather intense.
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I love eating these cookies right when they come out of the oven. When you break them open you can see all of the warm, fudgy, chocolatey goodness. I have burned my mouth on occassion, but it’s so worth it 🙂