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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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This recipe has been in our family for the past 40 years. It doesn't seem like Christmas if we do not make these cookies.—Deborah Paugh, Fostoria, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 32 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 93 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in crushed candies.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Lightly press a chocolate chunk into each ball.
  3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peppermint Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 93 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Are you sure about the carb count on this recipe?"

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