Triple Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Frosting

Triple the chocolate in these irresistible cookies! Topping them with decadent peppermint buttercream frosting transforms them into the perfect dessert for any occasion.

Triple Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Frosting

2017 winter break week is going down in history, people. It has been about a million degrees below zero outside, so my boys and I have been hibernating. I haven't been out of pajamas since Tuesday. Yesterday we watched three movies, put a 400-piece puzzle together and squeezed in a couch nap all snuggled together like a huge can of sardines. I've even held off on baking. Crazy, right?!

Last week, however, I was still in the zone and baked a giant batch of these Triple Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Buttercream Frosting. The chocolate cookies alone are over-the-top insane, so good luck getting them frosted. Also included on last week's dessert menu was cherry cheesecake, cheesecake cookies, dulce de leche and dulce de leche chocolate sandwich cookies.

Triple Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Frosting

If you have leftover candy canes hanging out in your house, you have just found the perfect dessert to make today.

Ok now tell me what you've been up to over winter break! Happy last week of 2017! Enjoy these delicious chocolate cookies, my friends.

Triple Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint Frosting
Chocolate, Peppermint, Frosting
Dessert
American
Yield: 45

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES WITH PEPPERMINT FROSTING

prep time: 15 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 50 mins

Triple the chocolate in these delicious cookies!

ingredients:

COOKIES
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
FROSTING
  • 5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
TOPPING
  • 6 peppermint candy canes, broken into small pieces

instructions:

MAKE THE COOKIES
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line three baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps. Add Nutella and beat on low speed until just combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter-sugar mixture and beat on medium speed until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using a medium cookie scoop, place 1.5-tablespoon-size chunks of batter in your hands and roll into balls. Place onto the prepared baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool.
MAKE THE FROSTING
  1. Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the confectioner’s sugar, butter and peppermint extract. Beat on medium speed until moist. Scrape the sides of the bowl if necessary. Add the milk and beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
ASSEMBLE THE COOKIES
  1. Spread 2 teaspoons of frosting over the top of each cooled cookie. Top with candy cane pieces
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