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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

This recipe has been in our family for the past 40 years. It doesn't seem like Christmas if we do not make these cookies.—Deborah Paugh, Fostoria, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in crushed candies.
  • Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Lightly press a chocolate chunk into each ball.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 93 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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