Chocolate peppermint cookies

Peppermint is one of the season’s flavors.  It’s everywhere.  At the same time, we expect it to be everywhere.  Combined with chocolate, many of us will reach a state of sweet euphoria.

It’s usually combined in candies, and this is a twist on a familiar flavor combination–cookies.  The filling is peppermint, the cookies are chocolate, and its perfect for serving at home or packaging up for a lovely hostess or holiday gift.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 2 squares unsweetened chocolate (2 oz.) melted
  • 1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • (peppermint filling-recipe below)

Mix shortening, sugar, and egg thoroughly.  Blend in milk and cooled melted chocolate.  Mix flour, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.  Stir into shortening mixture.  Mold dough into a smooth roll about 2″ in diameter and wrap in waxed paper.  Chill until firm, overnight or several hours.

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a thin knife, slice dough roll into slices 1/8″ thick.  Bake on lightly greased cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.  Cool on rack.  Place two cookies together with the peppermint filling like a sandwich.  Makes about 30 filled cookies.

Peppermint Filling

  • 3 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 c. sifted powdered sugar
  • green or red food coloring (optional)

Blend cream with peppermint extract, and then into powdered sugar.  Stir until smooth.  If desired, filling can be tinted pink or green with food coloring (or half & half!)

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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