Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons 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
- 1. 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.
- 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
- 3. In a microwave, melt white baking chips; stir until smooth. Cool.
- 4. 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.
Reviews for Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats
"The flavor combination was great, but the cookies were a bit dry. Thankfully, the buttercream icing I used helped add some moisture. I may try them again next Christmas, but I will definitely decrease the flour, which should make them more moist."
"These are the Christmas cookies everyone is going to remember and request every year!"
"These are easy to make and really good. I think next time I may add some peppermint extract to cookie mix for an even more minty taste"
"Made these at Christmas, and words cannot describe how much we loved them!!! Making them for valentines day!! Thanks, Sherri :)"
"Our NEW Christmas favorite. Wonderful. Put a 1/4 tsp. of Peppermint flavoring in the frosting for an extra kick."
"Just made these after reading all the good reviews and they were GREAT! Everyone loved them."
"This cookie was awesome!! My husband says it's his "new" favorite cookie. I did change it up a little bit though. Instead of 2 tsp. vanilla, I did 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. peppermint extract.(amazing!) And instead of using both semi-sweet choc. and 60% bittersweet choc., I only used semi-sweet. I also didn't do the frosting. I melted white choc. and drizzled it all over the top then sprinkled with crushed up candy canes!! This is a definite keeper and new Christmas cookie tradition!"
"Very yummy!! We did add 1 tsp peppermint in place of 1 tsp vanilla in the cookies and added only 2 Tbs butter in the frosting - they frosted much easier this year! For mcgregger - yes, we freeze them every year and then pull them out individually when we want to eat one. We let them thaw for just a few minutes - we can't wait for them to completely thaw they are SO good! Hope that helps! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!"
"Loved these cookies...I did some with just green sprinkles and some with candycanes and they looked pretty on plate for giving as gift!!"
"I just finished baking seven different kinds of Christmas cookies and these were by far the very best ones. The sweetness of the frosting balances beautifully with the subtle bittersweet taste of the chocolate. This is a very elegant and lovely addition to my Christmas cookie repertoire. No wonder it's a contest winning recipe!!"
"Easy to make and they are excellent and full of flavor!!"
"They are very good - my daughter and I made them. We had a lot of trouble with the frosting though. I had to add a little milk to mixture to get it smooth and spreadable. Other than that, they were easy to make. Will make again."
"This cookies are great.... now that I know what to expect! This cookies burn very easily, both me & my mom experienced this in our own seperate ovens. Also - the icing... I don't know how other people made it following those directions! It came out SOO thick, I couldn't even mix it with the beater! I had to add 1/4 cup of melted butter to it, then it was good to go. I too added some peppermint extract (1/4 teaspoon) & piped the frosting on for a neater look.Also - crush the candies up as fine as possible. I liked it better than having chunks of candy on top of the cookie. If it's fine, it's more like a little sugar on top of the cookie.VERY SWEET cookie. If you're looking for something not too sweet, this is NOT the cookie for you! But - good none the less."
"Can these triple chocolate peppermint treats be frozen with the icing?"
"These cookies have WOW! They are delicious as well as beautiful! They recipe was very simple and easy to follow. They turned out perfect! I changed the frosting a bit by adding white candy melts instead of white chocolate. I also added 1/8 tsp peppermint extract to the frosting which gave it a perfectly cool kick for the holidays. And just for fun, I tinted the frosting pink and used a pastry bag with a large round tip to pipe it on, which is really pretty on the chocolate brown cookies."
"very chocolaty, with a nice hint of peppermint. yummy!"
"These were delicious. Mine appeared flatter than those pictured but were very nice. I had trouble meltling the white chocolate; it burned in the microwave. I went to Hershey's web site and they recommended melting with 1 Tablespoon of shortening at 50% power for 30 seconds, stir and continue melting stirring every 15 seconds until melted. That seemed to work."