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Thanks to McCormick, I had the opportunity to create this decadent chocolate peppermint truffle cookie that is mouthwatering good and simple to create. It takes just a few ingredients but the result is a cookie worthy of it’s own show on Food Network. And this recipe features one of my favorite McCormick products; Pure Peppermint Extract.
Peppermint Truffle Cookies
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||11 minutes|
|Total time||26 minutes|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Gourmet|
|Occasion||Christmas, Valentines day|
- 8oz bittersweet baking chocolate
- 1/2 cup butter ((1 stick))
- 1 cup sugar (divided)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
- 2 cups flour
- 36 milk chocolate kiss-shaped candies
You can drizzle white frosting on top or even add colorful sprinkles for any occasion
Can I just rename this “heaven in a chocolate ball?” It is a chocolate explosion in your mouth of rich, fudgy goodness and an extra sweet treat in the center. These are magnificent! So moist and chewy and they take the traditional cookie to a new level. I love the round shape which gives it a unique appearance compared to other baked cookies.
Hubby and I had a difference on opinion. He wanted less chocolate flavor and more peppermint, I liked it the way it was made with just a hint of peppermint. So, if you are a big fan of the minty flavor, by all means add more. Hubby’s favorite part was the milk chocolate kiss candy hidden in the center. He also thought it was a good milk-dunking cookie and that was his midnight snack when he got off work last night. He was very pleased the cookie held it’s round shape and did not fall apart into his glass of milk.
Take this plate of goodies to your Christmas event or to your new years eve parties. They are sure to be a big hit!