12.17.2010

chocolate peppermint patty cookies

the cookie part is just pure chocolate. it's amazing. and these are just a fun holiday treat. i am loving this bake fest.
see us in action here.
ingredients (makes 40 cookies = 20 sandwiches):
10 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
About 2 cups crushed and sifted candy canes

directions:
1. Put chocolates and butter in a medium metal bowl and set bowl over a pan filled with 1 in. of simmering water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until melted, then remove from heat and let cool slightly. Whisk in eggs and sugar, mixing until combined. Then whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt. Chill dough, covered, until firm, about 2 hours.
2. Let dough sit at room temperature 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop 1 tbsp. portions of dough, rolling each into a ball, and put onto sheets 1 in. apart. Using the palm of your hand, press dough balls into rounds 1/4 in. thick.
3. Bake cookies until they no longer look wet on top, about 8 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets.
4. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, and peppermint extract until smooth. Spread 1 heaping tsp. peppermint icing onto the flat side of 1 cookie. Top with flat side of a second cookie to form a sandwich, pressing together to squeeze filling to the edge. Roll edge of cookie in candy canes. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Make ahead: Batter up to 1 day; baked cookies up to 2 days, airtight.

recipe from here. so delicious.

1 comment:

Angel said...

I wish you were my neighbor so I could come eat all of your goodies :)
~Angel