Peppermint Bon Bon Cookies

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Total Time
25 mins
15 mins

I think this is from Southern Living, I plan to add this to my cookie platter this Christmas.

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  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 12 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 12 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 12 cup finely crushed hard peppermint candy
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 12 cups all-purpose flour
  • 34 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cup semisweet chocolate morsel
  • additional coarsely crushed hard peppermint candy, divided
  • 12 cup powdered sugar (optional)
  • 2 12 teaspoons milk (optional)
  • 12 cup semisweet chocolate morsel, melted (optional)


  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; cook over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup crushed peppermint and 6 tablespoons sugar. Let cool 30 minutes.
  2. Add eggs to melted chocolate, 1 at a time, stirring well. Stir in extracts.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to chocolate mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in chocolate morsels. Cover and chill dough 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.
  4. Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and cracked on top. Sprinkle coarsely crushed peppermints onto cookies; press candy lightly into cookies. Let cookies cool 5 minutes on baking sheets. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Whisk together powdered sugar and milk; drizzle over cooled cookies, if desired. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired. Sprinkle cookies again with chopped peppermint, if desired. Let cookies stand until glaze and chocolate are firm.