Peppermint Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

I cannot believe we are 3 days from Christmas. I really can’t. This is my favorite time of year with all the family gatherings and yummy food.

Every year I’m running around last minute finishing things up.  And by last minute, I mean Christmas Eve day.  This year I’m all done early! I was able to enjoy this weekend not stressing about everything I have to do.  I’m hoping I am able to continue this tradition from now on.  But if you’re like the (usual) me and don’t have a lot of extra time for things like baking then this is the perfect recipe!

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

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Makes 24 cookies

What you’ll need:

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1/4 cup crushed candy cane (about 3 whole candy canes)

What you’ll do:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Cream together shortening and sugar until smooth.

Add egg and mix until fully combined, then add vanilla.

Slowly add flour mixture and mix until just combined.

Stir in mini chocolate chips and crushed candy cane.

Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into a ball and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes and baking sheet then transfer to cooling rack.

Comments

  1. These look amazing and I just ran out of Christmas cookies. We will need some to leave out for Santa, so I might be baking these tonight..or leaving out oreos depending on how our day goes lol. xo

  2. Those look so good girl!!! Peppermint everything!!!

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