Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Candy Cane Chocolate Chunk Cookies


These cookies are obviously very festive.  The only problem I encountered was taking the cookies off the baking sheet.  Once the peppermint pieces melt, they attach to the pan making it very hard to remove them. Be sure to spray your cookie sheets with a nonstick cooking spray. I got this recipe from allrecipes.com (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe-Tools/Print/PrintFull.aspx?RecipeID=44965&servings=36

Ingredients: 
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cream of  tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (5 ounce) milk chocolate candy bar, chopped (I actually used a package of Andes mint chocolate candies instead and it added a stronger mint flavor)
1 cup coarsely chopped peppermint candy canes

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.  Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.  Stir into the creamed mixture until all of the dry ingredients have been absorbed.  Mix in the chocolate chunks and chopped candy cane.  Form spoonfuls of dough into balls, and place them 2 inches apart onto a GREASED baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 min. in the preheated oven. 

1 comment:

Aaron and Andrea said...

Those look delish! I may have to try and make those :)