Saturday, December 22, 2012

40 Recipes | #5 White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

Recipe Source:  I found this recipe on Pinterest, which led me to this blog: number-2-pencil

14 tablespoons of melted and cooled butter
3/4 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup of firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 a cup of Hershey's unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 bag of White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, sugars, cocoa, salt, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir on low just until combined. Continue stirring and add eggs one at a time. Then add flour and baking soda to bowl and stir just until dough forms. 
3.  Form two tablespoons of dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Place ten White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's on top of each cookie dough ball and bake for about ten minutes.
4.  Remove from oven and let cool. 

Thoughts:  This cookie had very good mint flavor, however, they needed some modifying.  The cookie did not have enough flour. 

Verdict:  Make again?  Yes!  These are definitely a holiday cookie.  If you want these through out the year, you will have to buy a years supply of peppermint M&Ms because they are only available during the holidays.

NOTE:  I re-made these following the basic tollhouse chocolate chip cookies.  I didn't add the chocolate chips and I added a tsp of peppermint extract.  Turned out much better! 

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