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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:32 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional 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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tpendley1979 User ID: 1302443 173920
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"Are you sure about the carb count on this recipe?"

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