Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Recipe type: Christmas, Dessert, Cookies, Christmas Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 40
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies are the perfect treat to have on hand during the Holiday season! Decadently rich peppermint chocolate cookies with a lot of chocolate, melted marshmallows stacked on top with chocolate icing and crushed candy cane!
For the cookies:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24 large marshmallows, approximately
For the icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For garnish:
  • Crushed peppermint candies or crushed candy cane, optional
To make cookies
  1. In a medium saucepan melt butter and chocolate, stirring well until melted and smooth, set aside to cool
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until combine
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract on low speed until well combined
  4. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and mix
  5. While mixing, add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined
  6. Cover bowl and chill 1 hour or until firm enough to handle
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat
  8. Use a tablespoon or scoop dough to scoop the dough at the time and roll the dough in your hand to create balls then transfer to a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat, spacing cookies 2-inches apart
  9. Bake cookies about 10-12 minutes
  10. While the cookies bake, cut the large marshmallows in half
  11. When cookies have baked, remove from oven and press one marshmallow half cut side down into the center of each cookie
  12. Return the cookies to the oven and bake about 2-3 minutes
  13. Cool cookies on pan several minutes then transfer cookies to wire racks and set wire racks over baking sheets
To make icing:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients and mix together until well combined
  2. Spoon a small amount of icing onto the top of each cookie and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies before icing dries
  3. Let cookies and icing set for about 30 minutes before serving
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