This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins, all opinions are my own.
Are you in search of the perfect Christmas Cookie? These Peppermint Chocolate Cookies are it. They are a slightly crunchy chocolate peppermint wafer cookie, dipped or topped with delicious peppermint flavored chocolate, and sprinkled with goodness. These are the perfect holiday cookie! And will disappear quick because they are delicious.
It is holiday cookie season, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. There is just something magical about celebrating the holidays with decadent cookies, and these top the list amongst my favorites. This recipe is actually from Sally’s Baking Addiction, it is her copycat thin mint recipe, but I changed it up a little, in the method of preparation, as well as the size and end result. And I added a special ingredients.
I love a good thin mint cookie, but I wanted BIG, and beautiful Christmas cookies, and that is what I got with these. Plus, did I mention they are pretty easy? The hardest part is rolling them out. Luckily I had my mom around, and she is an expert with a rolling pin, and helped me whip them out quick. These cookies do require some chilling. And they do have one very special addition: Vital Proteins!
I love Vital Proteins for so many reasons. And I have shared all year long why they are so important to me. Not only are they great for your bone and joint health, your hair, and more, they are odorless and flavorless, which means I can add them to literally any recipe, including Christmas cookies, and add a little protein to the diet of my picky eater child. If that isn’t a win, I don’t know what is.
This particular cookie recipe stole my heart. I love how delicious they are. I love how well they keep in the freezer, and I love how well they embody the holiday for me! I will definitely be leaving these out for Santa, and enjoying every last crumb. But did I mention they are also super easy to change up to your personal preference? One of my favorite things about these is having fun decorating them. Watch this cute video where I top them 4 different ways!
This dough is also pretty forgiving. Not sure if you noticed, but I totally forgot to add my baking powder until the end. So I just mixed it on it, and all was good. Making Cookies is a Christmas tradition, and these also make great cookie exchange cookies, and neighbor gift cookies. The addition of the protein, while not necessary for the cookies to work, just makes them that much better. We all know we are going to over-indulge a little during the holidays, so this helps me feel just a tiny bit better about eating half a dozen cookies in one sitting…uh…I mean two! Learn more about the health benefits of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides here.
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 4 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp canola oil
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- Chocolate mint chunks, sprinkles, etc. for decorating
- In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat butter and sugar together on medium speed until fluffy.
- Add egg, peppermint extract and vanilla and beat again.
- In a separate bowl, sift flour and cocoa powder together, baking powder and salt
- Add Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and whisk ingredients together.
- Combine wet and dry, and using a hand mixer, mix to incorporate.
- Split in half, and form into two disks, place on parchment paper and refrigerate for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Roll dough out, use a 2 inch biscuit cutter to cut out cookies
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer to wire rack to allow to cool completely.
- While cookies are cooking, start chocolate topping.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave in a microwave safe bowl, by heating in 20 second intervals, stirring between each. Once mostly melted add peppermint extract and oil, and stir completely.
- Dip or spread chocolate on cookies, and decorate as you'd like!
- Place on parchment to let chocolate set!
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