Cocoa Peppermint Cookies

Double chocolate cookies blended with a hint of peppermint and topped with a rich chocolate frosting and candy cane pieces.
Cuisine: American
Course: Desserts, Kid Friendly, Seasonal, Snacks
No ratings yet
Print
Whisk Icon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Stopwatch Icon
Total Time 50 minutes
Silverware Icon
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 Milk Seasonal Item
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 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

Icing

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Prairie Farms unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup Prairie Farms Chocolate Milk Seasonal Item
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Garnish

  • Peppermint Candy Canes, crushed

Directions:

  • 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, chocolate milk, peppermint extract, mixing until combined.
  • Slowly add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, blending on low until incorporated.
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into small balls, then place 2 inches apart on baking sheet, pressing each down slightly.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Let cool completely before icing.

Icing

  • In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine sugar, cocoa, butter and chocolate milk. Stir with a whisk, bringing to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Add peppermint extract then beat in an electric mixer until icing no long has a glaze look.
  • Using a decorating spatula, top cookies with icing and then garnish each with crushed candy cane pieces. Chill to set fully. Store in an airtight container.

More Recipes To Try

Chocolate Lava Cake

Rich chocolate cake with a perfectly gooey center makes an especially decadent dessert when paired with Prairie Farms Vanilla Ice Cream.

Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks

Chicken drumsticks get an upgrade by being coated with a buffalo sauce using Prairie Farms Butter.

Southwest Black Bean Quesadillas with Cilantro Lime Sour Cream

The watch party appetizer that comes together in minutes. Packed with flavor and accompanied with a cilantro lime sour cream dip.

Football Brownies

Rich brownies made with our premium chocolate milk and butter will be a winner every time game day comes around.

Sheet Pan Cookie Cake

This giant cookie cake made with brown butter is perfect for any celebration. Decorate with a fresh buttercream frosting for a festive flair.

Green Goddess Chicken

This buttermilk marinade is full of fresh flavor that produces perfectly juicy chicken and is a great sauce to accompany your favorite sides.

Scroll to Top