Monday, December 22, 2014

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.

3 day until Christmas! 

Today I am sharing with you a super easy and quick festive cookie that can be made in batches for last minute gifts or holiday treats. Use your left over candy canes from your tree and whip up this rich delicious cookie mixture. 

It is bursting with triple chocolate; cocoa powder, melted dark chocolate and chopped dark chocolate chunks - plus the addition of roughly chopped peppermint sticks makes these cookies scream with flavour. They are so indulgent with the oozing chocolate once taken from the oven and they will make you be tempted to take a second one. 

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies 
110g butter, chopped and softened 
175g brown sugar 
1 egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
150g plain flour, sifted
25g cocoa powder, sifted
1/2-teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
120g dark chocolate, melted
Plus 280g dark chocolate, chopped (400g dark chocolate in total) 
120g peppermint candy canes, chopped 

1. Preheat the oven to 160-degrees and line cookie trays with parchment paper. 
2. Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. 
3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. 
4. Add the flour, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda and melted chocolate, and bet until just combined. 
5. Fold through the extra dark chocolate that has been chopped as well as the candy canes. (or place these on top of the cookies once rolled) 
6. Roll tablespoons of the mixture and place onto the prepared cookie tins. 
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes and allow to cool on the trays first as they will be extremely soft and delicate - if you try to move them to soon they will collapse and crumble into one. 

I hope you enjoyed this last minute cookie recipe - it only takes around 15 minutes to prepare and then baking them in stages will take a little while, however it is not a complicated recipe, so enjoy with you family and friends. 

M x 

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