Amy frosts chewy chocolate cookies with peppermint frosting and a drizzle of chocolate. Finish with a sprinkle crushed peppermint candies.
Prep: 40 minutes Bake: 8 minutes/batch Oven: 375°
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 2 1-oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
- 2–3 Tbsp. milk
- Red food coloring (optional)
- Crushed peppermint candies (optional)
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
- 2 tsp. shortening
- In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beat 1/2 cup butter for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in egg and melted unsweetened chocolate. Beat in flour until combined.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Grease the bottom of a glass and coat with granulated sugar; flatten cookies with sugar-coated glass. Bake in a 375° oven for 8 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.
- In a medium mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on medium to high speed, beat 1/4 cup butter for 30 seconds. Beat in powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and enough milk to make a spreading consistency. If desired, tint pink with food coloring. Spread frosting over each cookie leaving a 1/4-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle with candies, if desired.
- In a small saucepan heat and stir semisweet pieces and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Drizzle chocolate over tops of cookies. Makes 3 dozen cookiIn a small saucepan heat and stir semisweet pieces and shortening over low heat until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Drizzle chocolate over tops of cookies. Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Amy started making these chocolate-drizzled dream cookies as a teen and tweaked them until they became her signature recipe. “It’s a lot of fun to be recognized as the lady who made those wonderful cookies.”
That's for sure!