Cocoa Peppermint Cookies

Cocoa Peppermint Cookies

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Desserts, Kid Friendly, Seasonal, Snacks
Servings: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 10 tbsp Prairie Farms unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 3 tsp Prairie Farms Chocolate Mint Milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips - semi-sweet or dark
  • For Cocoa Peppermint Icing
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Prairie Farms unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Prairie Farms Chocolate Mint Milk
  • Peppermint Candy Canes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a stand-up mixer beat together the butter and sugars on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  • Add the egg and chocolate mint milk and continue mixing until combined.
  • Slowly add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt mixing on low speed until incorporated.
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Form dough into walnut sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and press down slightly.
  • Cover with cling film and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 48.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until the tops are just set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on their tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  • To make cocoa icing: In a small saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, butter, and chocolate mint milk. Stirring occasional with a metal whisk bring to a slow boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Beat with a whisk or electric mixer until icing no long has a glaze look.
  • Once cookies have cooled, you can ice with cocoa icing and top with crushed candy cane peices.
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