Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies created by Parsley

A "Christmasy" version of chocolate chip cookies. Use crushed candy canes or the round red and white peppermint hard candies. The shortening helps make them soft.

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  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat together the butter, shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar.
  • Beat in the eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
  • Combine the baking soda, salt and flour in a small bowl. Gradually beat this mixture into the creamed mixture.
  • Beat well.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.
  • Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets by tsps; keeping 2" apart.
  • Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes or until lightly golden brown around edges.
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"A "Christmasy" version of chocolate chip cookies. Use crushed candy canes or the round red and white peppermint hard candies. The shortening helps make them soft."

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  1. Miriam in the M.
    goood
  2. whtbxrmom
    One of the other reviewers said that the mint was too strong in these cookies. If you smash the candy canes too fine, it takes more to make a cup and the mint is stronger. I used one box of regular size candy canes and smashed them so that most pieces were of a similar size to the chocolate chunks or just a tad larger. I used white chocolate chunks, milk chocolate chunks and dark chocolate chips. I used omitted the almond extract due to allergies and added more vanilla to make up the difference. Perfect! Took them to work and got raves reviews.
  3. Poisonivie31
    I consider myself a lover of chocolate and peppermint, like peppermint bark, so I have a hard time saying this, but this recipe should call for half the peppermint pieces. If I make these again, I will only use 1/2 cup of peppermint. I was really hoping these cookies would taste like chocolate chip cookies with a hint of peppermint, but as it is, they are mostly peppermint cookies with a hint of chocolate. Just my 2 cents.
  4. pattikay in L.A.
    Great flavor combination for cookies. These turned out great and had a good soft but chewy texture. I used both semisweet and white chocolate chips. Thanks for posting!
  5. hungrykitten
    Easy to make and very tasty. The candy canes add a very yummy minty flavor that is perfect for Christmas time. Thanks for the recipe!
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