Chocolate Peppermint Chunk Cookies

 

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year, because it gives me an excuse to do more baking!! This post is going to use the seasonal flavor of peppermint with the classic pairing of chocolate.

Basically, what had happened was… I was doing groceries and came across this misplaced bag of Ghiradelli peppermint chunks in the produce section. It seemed like decisions had been made — clearly the wrong one. So, I grabbed that bag and decided to experiment. My first idea was inspired by the picture on the packaging: chocolate peppermint chunk cookies.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (for melting or baking)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (I used vanilla syrup as a substitute)
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 – 2 cups peppermint chunks (depends on preference)

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C. Mix butter and brown sugar until it is creamy.

Step 2: Mix in eggs one at a time. Blend well.

Step 3: Add in the salt, baking soda, and vanilla extract (or in my case, maple syrup as a substitute). Mix it all up!

Step 4: Melt the chocolate chips either on a double boiler, or in the microwave (but mix the bowl in 10-15 second intervals if you use this method). Once melted, pour into the batter and blend.

Step 5: Fold in the flour. Don’t blend too much in this step!

Step 6: Add in peppermint chunks to your preference. If you love em, pour in the whole bag! If you’re like me and like chocolate more, then you can use 1/2-1 cup. Fold in.

Step 7: Grease a cookie sheet with butter or cooking spray; or use parchment paper. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, place 1-1.5 inch balls of the batter spaced an inch apart. [I didn’t have enough cookie sheets so I had to make them in a few batches.]

Step 8: This is optional, but to get the peppermint chunks to show up more on the cookies, I pressed a few onto the batter places on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes and then let it cool for a few. Then you’re good to go! 🙂

‘‘Tis the season for peppermint everything! And we all know that peppermint and chocolate are mint to be together 🍫🍬❤️ so check out this recipe for chocolate peppermint chunk cookies 🍪 to satisfy your seasonal cravings ⬇️ (also link in bio!) ● Ingredients: -1 cup of chocolate chips (for melting or baking) -1 cup flour -1/2 teaspoon baking soda -1/4 teaspoon salt -1 teaspoon vanilla (I used vanilla syrup as a substitute) -6 tablespoons butter -1 cup brown sugar -2 eggs -1/2 – 2 cups peppermint chunks (depends on preference). ● Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C. Mix butter and brown sugar until it is creamy. Step 2: Mix in eggs one at a time. Blend well. Step 3: Add in the salt, baking soda, and vanilla extract (or in my case, maple syrup as a substitute). Step 4: Melt the chocolate chips and pour into the batter and blend. Step 5: Fold in the flour. Step 6: Add in peppermint chunks to your preference. Step 7: Grease a cookie sheet with butter or cooking spray; or use parchment paper. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, place 1-1.5 inch balls of the batter spaced an inch apart. Step 8: Bake for 10-12 minutes and then let it cool for a few. Then you're good to go! 🙂

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Hi, I'm the founder of The PhDream. I'm a second year doctoral student who wasn't satisfied with just sitting behind a desk and writing papers. While my research may have an indirect impact, I wanted to engage more directly with the community and provide a platform to discuss neglected and sensitive issues. Along with that, I try to stay sane in my program by stress baking, glamming up even when I'm down, and sharing my dad-joke captions on the gram -- if only that creativity could translate into my research... Anyways, I'm always looking for contributors, collaborations, and people to eat my zelicious creations, so don't hesitate to reach out or follow me @ZuniJilani :)

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