What could be better?? Chocolate meets sweet and salty all in one cookie!
I wanted to make some cookies for John to take with him to work tomorrow to share with the guys. I really did not want to get into a long process, but wanted them to a Christmasy ( is that a real word???) type cookie.
Candy canes sitting on the countertop caught my eye. I thought I should do something with them. The first thing that came to me was peppermint bar. Working off that I thought, I made these chocolate peppermint pretzel cookies.
They fit the bill perfectly with being yummy , Christmasy, and quick to make.
Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies
- 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter -melted 12 tablspoons
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 Tablespoon instant coffee ( espresso powder)
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 350 and melt butter in microwave safe bowl until just melted. Set aside to cool slightly
- beat egg in mixer
- add powdered sugar and salt- mix
- add vanilla and the cooled down melted butter- mix well
- add flour and cocoa and mix well
- roll dough out on surfaced dusted with flour
- cut out 3 inch cookie rounds or shape of choice
- place some peppermint candy canes into a plastic bag and smash into samll pieces ( I used a meat hammer)
- place a few pretzels into a plastic sandwich bag and smash them into pieces
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Place cookie dough cut outs onto the parchment paper
- Sprinkle peppermint and pretzel shaving onto the cookies
- bake for about 7-8 minutes or unitl done ( cookie springs back if touched)
Let me know what you think about these cookies. Do they remind you of a chocolate peppermint bar?
I think these would be a great choice for little one to assist with baking. There is not much to the decorating and t is not near as messy as icing cookies.
These cookies are also great when you need something quick….work pot-luck lunch the next day, guest coming over tonight, and of course, just because you want a little special treat
Show me your cookies in the comments and let me know what you thought about them
Merry Christmas….Happy Baking
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