There are some recipes that you just have to make again and again, cos they are sooo good….One such must-have recipe for Christmas is this Peppermint Crinkle Chocolate Cookies. And this has been one among the loads of little christmas gifts for my friends
There’s another special thing attached to these cookies….I posted the pics of these cookies on Facebook 2 years back, and that’s when I got suggestions from friends to start a blog/ cafe/change of profession, and a year later, here I am….with a website of my own…and I just hope I have made some one else s day or event better by sharing some of my favorite recipes..
Back to Christmas, we are getting into the festive spirit, and there’s so much to do….including the blog….I have so many ideas and so much work, that Im going crazy. Checklists are done,, and now I need to follow them….Recipes for blogs, and then the photographs, shopping before vacation, packing, gifts, remaining decorations for the house (although we’re away for vacation, I cannot leave this house without Christmas decorations,…)
And in between all this, I have a four year old gap-teethed elf and a cheeky 1 year old boy, giggling and touching all these shiny baubles and figurines around them..They are enjoying all the extra decor and lights at home..
Again, back to the recipe..Wrapped in a crisp exterior these Peppermint crinkle Chocolate Cookies have a chewy brownie-like inside, with the amazing powdered sugar all over, that gives it a crinkly look. With the right notes of peppermint here and there while you take the bite, its out of the world. Nothing like the cookies you’ve had till date….
These cute little mouth watering cookies are perfect as Christmas gifts…Your friends will love you for this….and even demand for more….Just a few of these in a brown bag and a few candy canes tied with christmasy ribbons is the perfect DIY gift for Christmas…
So what are you waiting for? Don’t think twice..Just go and make these….
Pre-heat oven to 350F/ 170 C. Line few baking trays with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized saucepan, add chocolate, butter and Nutella over low heat and mix until all ingredients are melted and combined. Keep it aside
Whisk flour and cocoa powder in another bowl. In your mixer, beat together eggs, egg white and sugar until the mixture thick and fluffy in appearance with large bubbles (this will resemble pancake batter, but don’t be worried). Add in peppermint extract and beat to combine.Slowly add the Chocolate and Nutella mixture into the bowl and stir well, until everything's combined
In order to use it for the cookies, this dough has to be chilled at-least for 20 minutes. I left it overnight and used it the next day to make cookies.
In a bowl, add the icing sugar. Take out the chilled dough from the fridge. The mix should be tough and firm. Using an icecream scoop, or tablespoon, take some dough, (lime-sized, or even smaller), and drop it into the icing sugar..Roll and push dough heavily so that its completely covered in it. Place it on the baking tray..
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool on the baking tray for 1-2 minutes, and if they have not widened, using a spatula press the cookie flat.This will give it a crinkle look. Save them in airtight containers
- This recipe can be made without the peppermint extract, for a simple Chocolate Crinkle Cookies..
- However, if you have the Christmas edition of Hershey's Peppermint Kisses, add one cup of these into the dough (after the flour is mixed in). Or you could even just add them when you roll them in icing sugar (which is what I did)..Yumm…..
- For best results let the cookie dough rest overnight.
- Leave enough room for the cookies to widen during the baking process…