These cookies were actually my backup plan for a failed attempt at gingerbread men (which I will elaborate on in a later post), but they worked out nicely! My Mom used to make these cookies when I was little. I decided to add some crushed candy canes to them for some Christmas flair and took them as favors for my work Christmas party. Glad I got rid of these because I definitely would have eaten them! Let the baking begin!
Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies via my secret recipe stash:
1 1/4 cups butter softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts/chocolate chips/CANDY CANES (whatever you like!)
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat til combined. In a seperate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Gradually blend into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts/chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons on to cookie sheet. Leave plenty of room in between, cookies flatten quite a bit. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. Do not overbake! Should look slightly shiny in the center of the cookie when you take them out. Let cool a bit before transferring to cooling rack.