Peppermint Bon Bon Cookies

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READY IN: 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 12
  • 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
  • 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)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • Add eggs to melted chocolate, 1 at a time, stirring well. Stir in extracts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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