Day 5: Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Dove Promises make me smile. “Togetherness in itself is a holiday treat.”

Peppermint Candy Canes. Chocolate. Dark Chocolate= Christmas in your mouth!

You really do need a glass of milk to accompany these cookies.  And Charlie Brown’s “Its a Christmas Story”.  Maybe some fuzzy slippers. Oh and the glow of the Christmas tree in the background.  How divine does that sound?

Did you know there are only 18 days left to shop before Christmas Eve? And I have not bought any Christmas presents…

I just put my winter boots on yesterday for the first time.  We are days into December in MN, and it is just now turning cold. Not cold cold, but just cold. Where is all the snow? It is winter for gosh sakes… I want my snow!

These cookies do cheer me up some.  Christmas in my mouth.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Adapted from the How Sweet It Is recipe

yields 2 1/2 dozen cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder (I buy the single serving packets, and use one whole packet)
  • 4 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1 package Dove peppermint bark, chopped
  • 10-15  small candy canes, crushed
  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add in milk slowly and continue mixing.
  2. Add flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee, baking soda and salt. Continue mixing with electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Stir in candy cane and peppermint bark pieces.
  4. Refrigerate dough for 2-4 hours. This will firm up the butter again and keep the cookies from becoming flat pancakes in the oven.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or spoons place cookie dough onto parchment paper covered cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let stand on pan for 5 minutes.  Cool on tin foil. Store in air tight container.

 

About Rachel

Country girl turned urbanite. Finding ways to mess up my kitchen, keep my country roots and explore all that city living offers!

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