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In Our Kitchen: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


These babies are currently my cookies of choice. Today will be the third time I've made them in less than two weeks - just a bit obsessed. Not only do they combine two of my favorites, dark chocolate and peppermint, but their texture is also amazing. The outside is crunchy while the inside is incredibly light and airy. 

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup soften butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup white sugar


Directions
  1. preheat oven to 350'
  2. cream brown sugar and butter
  3. add cocoa powder, baking soda, egg whites, yogurt, and peppermint extract, beat until combined
  4. add flour and mix until combined
  5. pour white sugar in a shallow yet wide bowl, then drop rounded teaspoons of dough in to the sugar, roll dough around in sugar while forming a ball
  6. place sugar coated balls on an un-greased cookie sheet
  7. bake approximately 9 minutes or until tops begin to crack 
  8. remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool



Forming the balls can get a bit a messy but that just makes making them all the more fun. 


It also means you get to lick for fingers when you are done; which is pretty great because the dough is fantastic. 


Depending on how consistent/accurate you are in shaping cookies this recipe will make around thirty. 

anxious little fingers
If like us you lack self control (you tend to eat all the cookies you bake in less than a twenty-four period) the balls can be frozen and baked in smaller batches.


Once the cookies the have cooled a few minutes they are ready to enjoy. I like mine with coffee but Jeremy and the kids prefer milk. Jeremy also discovered last week that they fabulous with a dollop of fresh whipped cream on top. 

P.S. I wasn't kidding when I when said peppermint was one my favorites. You can check out the three other peppermint cookie recipes I've shared here, here and, here

* this recipe is an adaptation of one of our other favorite cookies: Better Homes and Garden's Cappuccino Crinkles

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