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Chocolate Toffee Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate and peppermint are a natural match, so I put them together in this easy cookie recipe. It's one of our favorite holiday cookies because it tastes delicious and there's no fussy decorating. —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1/2 cup peppermint crunch baking chips or 1/4 cup white baking chips plus 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in toffee bits and baking chips.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving or, if desired, reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 350° oven 3-4 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 84 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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