When we went to the giant gingerbread house in the Disney Contemporary hotel, we bought a couple of cookies including a chocolate peppermint one. This is my attempt at re-creating it. I based it on this cookie recipe, and oldie but goodie.
100g light brown sugar
125g caster sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
175g self raising flour
50g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
100g chocolate chips
100g dark chocolate
2 crushed candy canes
Preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Cream together the butter and sugars.
Add the egg and peppermint extract.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, salt and chocolate chips.
Spoon the mixture onto the tray- walnut sized balls approx.
Bake for 7-10 minutes- until pale golden in colour-they will continue baking on the tray for a little.
Leave to cool on the tray.
Melt the chocolate and crush the candy canes. Dip each cooled cookie in the dark chocolate, then put back into the baking paper (the chocolate won’t stick). Sprinkle over the crushed candy canes.
I was really pleased with how they turned out. For extra mintiness I think I would add a bit of peppermint extract to the melted chocolate.
I bagged them up and gave them as little gifts for my team at work- they seemed to go down well.
Do you like chocolate peppermint? When we went to Boston we had the most amazing chocolate candy cane cheesecake, which sounds strange but it was delicious.