Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies.



Hey guys! It’s that time of year. The time of year where we have 5 hours of day light (that is actually more like gray-light? Right? Bad pun. Apologies), you blink, and you shooting-in-natural-light opportunity has passed. Drat. Despite the short days, the cookies are delicious.Also, have you seen the JT & Jimmy Fallon #hashtag skit? Of course you have. You’re with it.
(If you haven’t seen it, click here!)

Chilled chocolate, dusty dough. Yummm . . .

Now you see me . . .

Now you don’t. Well, you probably do, but now I’m covered in sugar. So there.


Peppermint get into that chocolate. It turns into something Christmasy and delightful. Like, cookies.


These are simple & straightforward. Bring them to a Christmas party. They will be the no-nonsense guest who is assertive, naturally is the center of attention, lovely to be around, and people will remember her with fondness. She is not the passive-aggressive insecure person drinking too much in the corner. This one knows what’s up.Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure mint extract
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and cocoa in a small bowl.

Whisk together granulated sugar, eggs, and melted butter in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in melted chocolate and mint extract until smooth. Stir in flour mixture. Refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls using your palms, then roll in confectioners’ sugar to coat. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing each 1 inch apart. Bake until slightly firm in the center, about 15 minutes.
Let cool slightly on sheets set on wire racks. Transfer cookies to racks, and let cool completely.

***Dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or rolled into balls and frozen for up to 2 weeks. Roll in confectioners’ sugar just before baking. Cookies can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days.***

Source: adapted from Martha Stewart 
Listening to: Jimmy Fallon Late Night Youtube Channel (don’t judge 🙂


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