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Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats

 Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats
Santa is sure to stop by your house if you leave these minty chocolate cookies waiting for him. They're quick and easy for the whole family to make together. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio
80 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup white baking chips
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate
  • chips.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking

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Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2
  • minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In a microwave, melt baking chips; stir until smooth. Cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until
  • smooth. Beat in melted chips. Frost cookies; sprinkle with
  • peppermint candies. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.