I am so smart....S-M-R-T.
And if I wait until next week to give you the recipe, you won't be able to make this before Christmas, and that simply will not do. No sir it will not. So that means, yes, I have to post this recipe right now.
Scrumptious Wumptious Black-and-White Chocolate Pepperming Cookies
(makes about 4 dozen smallish-medium cookies)
3/4 cup white sugar1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter, softened ( I like to use salted butter for everything. "Heresy! Worst bakester ever!")
1/2 cup shortening
1 t. peppermint extract
1 t. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups a/p flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened, for baking. Don't use, like, Swiss Miss or something, okay?)
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (brown)
1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips (white. obviously.)
-preheat oven at 350 F
-grease some cookie sheets
-in medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda
-in another bowl (I recommend the one that attaches to your stand mixer) cream together butter, shortening and both kinds of sugar.
- add to your running mixer the egg, vanilla, and peppermint.
-dump the contents of dry ingredient bowl into wet ingredient bowl
-continue to mix
-turn off your mixer and add in all your chocolate chips (both white and brown) and stir 'em in by hand
-dollop your cookie dough onto your greased tray(s)
-bake for 10-12 minutes
-do NOT overbake!!!
- Let cool on your tray for 2 minutes then transfer to wire cooling racks
-scarf cookies whilst chugging coffee.
-don't blame me when you have a tummy ache after eating 15 in one sitting.