Thursday, December 19, 2013

Black-and-White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe

At the bottom of yesterday's post, I put up a pic of the cookies we (Lizzy) made on Tuesday, and y'all were all like "blah, blah, blah...quit talking and give us the cookie recipe, devil woman!"

So here it is, in all its glory.  They are worth making even if you hate to bake.  Yes, that good. 

Black-and-White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
(makes approximately 40 cookies)

This recipe is found in Appendix A of a charmingly hilarious book that Katie has read 30 times called Princess so Wise.  All credit for this to Kathleen Dorantes, so if you're reading this, Kathleen: thanks!

 1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 3/4 cup AP flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa powder (not Swiss Miss or Ovaltine, okay?)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips

(one of the fun secrets to this cookie is that the white chocolate chips give you the illusion that they are peppermint chips, but really the cookie just has peppermint in it.  So don't skip the white chocolate.)

1. Preheat oven at 350F (hey, if you're in Canada, are the oven temps in Celcius?  Oh lawdy.  I'm even more never baking in Canada!)

2. Toss your butter, shortening, and sugars in your mixer bowl and cream them together.

3. Add the egg, vanilla, and peppermint and beat some more

4. Mix in the flour cocoa, salt, and baking soda

5. Turn off your mixer and stir in the white and brown chocolate chips using the utensil of your choice.  I recommend a spoon or spatula.

6. Drop your dough onto greased cookie sheets in cookie sized dollops and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

7. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to wire cooling racks.

8. Fight your children off so they don't scarf all of them down in the span of 17 minutes.

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Converting to Celcius has been the worst! I have just resorted to baking everything with the arrow 'pointed straight down'… I'm all about precision over here.

    Also, I am definitely going to make these if I can somehow find chocolate chips, which (fun fact) in sweden are called chocolate buttons, apparently.

    1. Let's pretend I spelled Celsius properly, and let's not tell the Swedes...

    2. "Arrow pointed straight down"--if you publish that cookbook you will become a gajillionaire even here in the land of Farhenheit. You're sitting on a goldmine, lady!

  2. Most things in Canada have a switch back and forth (my thermometer for example)... I have no idea how to get my stove to Celsius. I just bake everything at 350 F because I'm a distracted baker.
    The worst is the baking quantities which will be slightly different because the round the cup/tsp to an even/pretty number... and I'm like "So eyeball it, because it clearly doesn't need to be exact then, eh?"

  3. Haha, ovens still work on Fahrenheit up here Dwija! I get confused when I watch Jamie Oliver and he cooks in Celsius.

    I love anything and everything chocolate and mint so I'll have to try these!

  4. YUM! So excited to try these!! And I love your writing style, btw. (I've been lurking on the interwebs reading like a creepy person for months now but had to comment on these amaze-looking cookies.)

  5. I made a similar cookie yesterday. They were so good it was stupid. Just stupid.

  6. Thank you for being so detailed in step 5. Because I was going to give this recipe to my daughter to make (unm..what's the point of having preteen daughters if they don't bake you cookeis) and I could see her forgetting to turn of the mixer! LOL (okay, okay..I could see myself doing that as well).

  7. I'm Canadian, and every oven I've used there has been in Fahrenheit. But when I moved to the UK, I first had to learn to convert from Fahrenheit to Gas (so 350 = Gas 4) and then from gas or Fahrenheit to Celsius (so 350 = Gas 4 = 180). Plus, many UK recipes all weigh the dry ingredients, rather than measuring them, which is a giant pain.

  8. Yeah in Asia it is all in Celsius and the ingredients are weighed by gram.


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