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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 111 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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