- 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
- 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 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 white 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.
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!"
"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!"