Chocolate Crinkles with a Peppermint Twist
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a basic cookie but with just one or two extra ingredients you can jazz them up and take them to the next level and that's what I did for these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a Peppermint Twist!
It's Christmas Cookie
I love candy canes so I thought the peppermint would be a great addition to this basic recipe and they were.
How- To Make Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a Peppermint Twist
Yields 3 dozen cookies
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup white sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
½ cup confectioners' sugar
2 crushed candy canes
Baking Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a Peppermint Twist
1. Mix together cocoa, white sugar and vegetable oil in a medium bowl.
2. Beat eggs into the cocoa mixture one at a time and then stir in the peppermint extract.
3. In a separate bowl combine flour,
4. Cover dough and chill for at least 4 hours.
5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. I tried out my newest kitchen 'toy', a soapstone tray which I didn't need to treat so I didn't need to use the parchment paper.
6. Pinch off about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and roll into a ball. Roll in confectioners' sugar, re-roll into a ball and then once again roll in the confectioners' sugar.
7. Place on cookie sheet or tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
9. Leave on cookie sheet for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
I am so happy to share this recipe with you as part of the 2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange and Link Party. Below are the links to the other bloggers and their cookie recipes and Friday Morning at 6 a.m. EST you can join in our link party and share YOUR Christmas Cookie Recipes!
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What's your all-time favorite Christmas Cookie?
Aren't you smart to think of adding peppermint extract to this recipe. The combination of mint and chocolate is perfect for Christmas. Crushed candy canes look perfect on the top of these pretty cookies.
Thanks so much, Sweet Paula! I loved your Chocolate Crinkle recipe ~ we should get together with all of our chocolate and some coffee (we'll be bouncing off the walls but we'll be happy!). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I've never made crinkle cookies before Mary Beth, but I have to now. They keep popping up everywhere.... I'm sure it is a sign 😉
These look so lovely and I'm a big fan of peppermint with chocolate. Thank you for joining in with the 2014 Cookie Exchange.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne
I love peppermint bark so when I saw these I immediately knew I would have to try out these lovelies! Thanks for the recipe and have a great Thanksgiving Mary Beth!
These look so yummy!!! I do have a chocolate addiction so I must make! Thanks for sharing!
Here it is hanging, my kids loved helping hunt down a twig to serve as the hanger after watching me embroider it. You can make one of these in a weekend, only because you need to let the paint dry before you start stitching. It would be easy to switch up the style with different colors or fabric choices! What other words would you put on a pennant ornament?
Hi Rena, If you could possibly let me know the ornament you're talking about, I'd be glad to help.