These cookies will absolutely rock your holiday lovin’ world. They are lightly crisp, triple hitting chocolate decadence AND…and this is a big AND…they have natural peppermint added to the batter and lovely candy cane dust on top. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you will love me for these!
I know, I know; I told you all that I was taking a two week hiatus from blogging. Ok. So I lied. I added this new half-baked post (pun totally intended!). In other words, sort of a half-post if you will. I baked the cookies, snapped the pictures, but I absolutely will not write anything of substance. I promised my family I would not post for two weeks. I have a problem. It turns out I am addicted to blogging. What’s a girl to do?
Now, I was crossing my fingers when I told them that I was taking a two week break from blogging, so perhaps this is totally legit. This morning I baked these absolutely worth dying for “Death by Chocolate” peppermint cookies for my daughter’s teachers and felt that it was my duty to share it with you, my peeps.
So…with no further ado…here they are. I have included a link to when I first posted the Death by Chocolate Cookies from my all-time favorite cookbook in the world, Death by Chocolate by Marcel Desaulniers (well, technically it’s tied for first with Nancy Baggett’s All-American Cookie Cookbook). Sorry Marcel, I cannot tell a lie. Well, on second thought…
Peppermint Death by Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from Death by Chocolate, by Marcel Desaulniers
For the Recipe, please click the link to my previous post and add 1/4 teaspoon natural peppermint extract when adding the vanilla extract. Sprinkle the candy cane dust on top of the cookies when they FIRST come out of the oven. Use candy cane dust if you can find it or crush candy canes when you are feeling particularly unnerved by Christmas shopping. Simply place three unwrapped candy canes in a large ziploc bag and crush them with your meat mallet. A food processor could work, but my thought is that it may not be a great thing to do it, and therefore I would go for the hand crushing option.
December 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm
I have been on a real “minty” kick this year for some reason. I am enjoying it in everything… coffee from Starbucks. Coffeemate creamer for my coffee at home. Tea. Candy. I wish it was a sign that I am pregnant or something, but alas, not yet. All that being said, these sound perfect to me!
December 16, 2010 at 3:46 pm
Hello. Thank you for stopping by. I will send you good thoughts regarding future kids. Peppermint is divine in the Starbuck’s mocha. Mmmm.
December 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Once again, Geni…we are on the same wavelength! I am writing a post about candy cane cookies right now 🙂
It won’t be posted for a few weeks, but still — crazy how much we think alike!
December 16, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Yay! I like it when you post, please do more (even if it’s a half-post)
December 16, 2010 at 7:23 pm
Molly – Maybe you and I were twins, separated at birth?
Lindsey – Thanks Linds! You’re my most faithful follower.
December 17, 2010 at 12:13 am
What, no blogging?!!! Just kidding! I need to be blogging! I haven’t in a while. Anyway, add another yummy treat to the list!!
December 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm
I think the picture more than makes up for it. Next time if you don’t have time to blog, photos of the yummy treats will do. 🙂
December 17, 2010 at 6:46 pm
Oh those look so good!
December 18, 2010 at 10:25 am
Addicted to blogging I understand why – it beause you have so many wonderful recipes to share with us. I do like the sound of these and they looks quite good too.
December 19, 2010 at 6:51 am
Every time you pull out one of his recipes, I think to myself that I need to revisit that book! Its sooooo good, but has been pushed to the back of the stack over the years! These look fab!
December 19, 2010 at 8:34 am
And with the peppermint they are festive and delicious! Thanks for stopping by!
December 19, 2010 at 6:56 am
These were awesome mom!
December 20, 2010 at 2:11 am
I want to try this one out, I havent tried peppermint in cookies yet
December 30, 2010 at 8:24 am
A great holiday cookie to add to my other holiday cookies.
Don’t you just love December and all the baking that goes with it. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
August 4, 2011 at 10:37 pm
I don’t know how I missed this recipe and the original death by chocolate cookie recipe when I first browsed your blog, but yum! And what a great addition with the peppermint and candy cane dust!
August 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm
It’s festive and yummy…thanks!