Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins
This is a variation on a recipe I found in Taste of Home. This is a family favorite I make at Christmas time. It gets me in the holiday spirit every time! This is the cookie I usually make for cookie exchanges as well. On a side note - to make these extra fancy - dip 1/2 of each cookie in melted chocolate.
- 3⁄4 cup butter, softened, no substitutes
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 cup miniature chocolate chip
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red food coloring
- In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
- Beat in remaining ingredients except food coloring. if your food coloring comes in a dropper - do 4 drops. Mix just until the dough has red swirls - then STOP.
- Drop by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until bottoms start to turn light brown.
- Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
- If desired, dip half of each cookie in melted chocolate and place on waxed paper to dry.
The final product is addictive. I have a hard time eating just one of these. I have to agree with the other review Chef #777817 that the dough was dry too when all combined, so I added some extra milk until the dough combined into a batter that looked like other cookie doughs I've prepared. Probably between 1 and 2 tablespoons.
This recipie is a bit dry in the dough stage, i added a few teaspoons milk until it smoothed out a bit, pretty good overall though