Melt in your mouth delicious, incredibly addicting, these soft peppermint patty cookies have a minty chocolaty surprise in every bite.
Mint and chocolate has been my husband’s favorite combo for as long as I know him. Although he has not refused any other chocolate treats, I know a refreshing minty chocolaty treat is what makes him weak to his knees.
Lately, our daughter has been following his footsteps. Wherever we go, she wants mint chocolate chip ice-cream, mint filled cookies and from all the candies she received from the Easter bunny, she only ate the peppermint patties. And, can you blame her?
Peppermint patties are good on their own, but they are taken to a whole new level when chopped and baked inside soft cookies and, once the cookie is baked, placed on top of a warm cookie and topped with a minty chocolate ganache. Trust me!
To make these cookies, it’s really easy. They may look intimidating but don’t fear, they are a breeze to make.
Just like any other cookies start by creaming the soft butter with sugar. Only brown sugar is used in this recipe to keep the cookies soft. In fact, they stay soft for days stored in an air-tight container. You can even store them in the freezer for about a week, pull them out, and bite into some heavenly minty goodness! Defrosting is obviously optional.
Once the butter and sugar are creamed, add few drops of peppermint extract. Peppermint extract is one of those pantry samples that go a long way. Only a few drops are needed to give the extra minty touch to desserts. Just be very careful to not add too much!
One egg goes in next, followed by all-purpose flour and a leavening agents. Baking powder is added to give these soft cookies a little lift.
Gently fold in the chopped peppermint patties and scoop the cookies on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for just 14 minutes and as soon as the cookies are baked, top them with another peppermint patty. Just press it gently onto the top of the cookie, similar with a peanut butter blossom cookie. The warmth of the cookie will slightly melt the patty.
Finish the cookie with a spoonful of chocolate ganache and let it run on the sides of the cookie. Ganache makes things so much better, don’t you think? And it’s so easy to make. Just two ingredients! International Delight York® Peppermint Pattie Coffee Creamer and unsweetened chocolate chips. They combo is divine!
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