Cinnamon Chocolate Minties
Total TimePrep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
Makesabout 4 dozen
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup coarsely crushed soft peppermint candies
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
- 2 teaspoons finely crushed soft peppermint candies
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in candies and dark chocolate chips.
- Shape into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, melt semisweet chips with oil; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with candies. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested with Bob’s Sweet Stripes peppermint candies.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 73 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Sep 26, 2017
I would like to try this recipe but what are soft peppermint candies?
Dec 15, 2015
I used a cookie scoop for the first batch and had trouble getting them off the pan. the ones that I rolled came off easier.
Oct 29, 2014
Delicious! I found crushed peppermint candies in a jar at Marshalls at Christmas time last year. I used a small cookie scoop, but only got 2 dozen cookies. Do not over cook these cookies. I pulled them out of the oven when they looked hardly done and they were perfect after sitting a few minutes on the parchment paper.
Dec 4, 2013
IHave seen and saved this recipe. Not sure wat is meant about **soft peppermint candies** though. Would that be same as York's Peppermint Patties? Thank you so much for clarifying this. K.
Dec 27, 2011
I followed the recipe, but used chocolate mint candy canes. My dough was very stiff, so I added a little peppermint Torani syrup (loosens up the dough & thought it would add more mint flavor). My cookies turned out more brownie like. Tasted good but very subtle cinnamon flavor & not what I expected. Didn't use the chocolate drizzle, the cookies were plenty sweet & chocolately. Will make again but will find the soft mint candies.
Dec 20, 2011
These cookies are awesome--I love the flavor combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and mint! I guess I made the cookies bigger than suggested because I only yielded about 2 dozen, but I think that made them chewier. Since I had fewer cookies, I had more chocolate sauce so I spread it like frosting on each. As for the soft peppermint candies, I found the Bob's brand at Target. The texture of the candy is like a hard dinner mint, which adds more of a subtle mint taste/texture than a candy cane would. I'm definitely adding these to my Christmas cookie list.
Dec 16, 2011
I FOUND THE SOFT PEPPERMINTS AT A "FAMILY DOLLAR" STORE. They come in a plastic tub....fyi L.K.
Dec 13, 2011
Delicious flavor combination!! I did have to cook them longer than the recipe suggests. I used the crushed candy canes, not sure what the recipe meant by soft peppermint candies. I would think something soft would melt into the batter?? The candy cans worked well, but because I did cook them a little longer they did start to melt also, but I liked the chewy effect it gave to the cookie. LOVED the cinnamon flavor with the chocolate.
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
I think what they mean by soft peppermint candies are sold at WalMart or Walgreens...the ones I have are called Bob's Sweet Stripes, and they come in a plastic container and are individually wrapped.
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