25 days of Christmas cookies…. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! 25 days, 25 cookies, this may be difficult but I’m up for the challenge. Since today is December 1, I had to start making cookies. Yesterday, I went to the grocery store and prepared myself for all the baking I will be doing, stocking up on butter, sugar and flour.
What screams Christmas more than peppermint?! And what goes well with peppermint? CHOCOLATE of course! I had to kick this challenge off with amazing peppermint brownie crisp cookies. And the recipe is so incredibly easy, it’ll shock you.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper (makes about 24)
– 6 ounces of butter (chopped)
– 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate (chopped)
– 1 large egg
– 3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of flour
– 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
– ½ teaspoon of peppermint extract
– ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
– Pinch of salt
Melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl (takes about 1 minute), stir and make sure it is all smooth and melted. Add the egg and mix, and then add the flour and extract and cinnamon. DONE!
Then spoon about a tablespoon of batter on the cookie sheets, make sure they are at least 2 inches apart (the cookies spread quite a bit). Bake for about 7 minutes, until the edges are crispy. Let cool on the cookie sheet, then transfer them onto a cooling rack and continue to cool until they cookies are not bendable anymore. Enjoy!
25 ∙ DAYS ∙ OF ∙ CHRISTMAS ∙ CHALLENGE ∙ ACCEPTED!