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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

 Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
If anything can get you in the Christmas spirit, these minty chocolate chip cookies can. A sprinkle of peppermint candy adds an extra-festive touch. They're excellent for dunking. —Delia True, Forest Ranch, California
45 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
  • Additional crushed peppermint candy, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate
  • chips and crushed candy.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking
  • sheets. Sprinkle with additional candy if desired.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes or until cookies spring back when
  • lightly touched. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 7-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 111 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.