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!

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It’s Christmas Cookie Baking Time ~ one of my favorite times of the year.  I like to find at least one cookie recipe a year that I’ve never tried before and either make it as is or change it up a bit.  This year I wanted to try Chocolate Crinkle Cookies {which I’ve never made before} and added a peppermint twist.

Close of of chocolate crinkle cookies with a peppermint twist fresh out of oven on soapstone baking sheet

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

Ingredients:

Yields 3 dozen cookies

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup white sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 teaspoons peppermint extract

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

2 crushed candy canes

Directions for 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, baking powder and salt and stir into the cocoa mixture.

overhead view of chocolate crinkle cookies with a peppermint twist batter

4.  Cover dough and chill for at least 4 hours.

Bowl of batter and powdered sugar with soapstone ready for baking chocolate crinkle cookies with a peppermint twist

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.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with a Peppermint Twist on soapstone covered with powdered sugar ready for baking

7.  Place on cookie sheet or tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

White bowl of freshly crushed candy canes for chocolate crinkle cookies with a peppermint twist

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.

chocolate crinkle cookies with a peppermint twist surrounded by crushed peppermint sticks on a red and white background

2014 Christmas Cookie Exchange and Link Party

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!

Monday, November 24

What Meegan Makes

Sweet Pea

Prodigal Pieces

Lemons and Laughs

Tuesday, November 25

Shabby Art Boutique

Lilacs and Longhorns

The How-To Home

Captivating Corner

Wednesday, November 26

Postcards from the Ridge

Our Southern Home

Dandelion Patina

Great Contradictions

Mrs. Hines Class

What’s your all-time favorite Christmas Cookie?