Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Chewy chocolate cookies sandwiched with a cream cheese filling, sprinkled with crushed peppermint candy for a festive touch – a dessert that will get you in Christmas spirit.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 34

Ingredients

Cookies

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
4
oz semisweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled

Filling

2
oz cream cheese (from 3-oz package), softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 3/4
cups powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2
cup crushed peppermint candy

  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa and salt. In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and 1 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in chocolate. On medium-low speed, beat in flour mixture until blended. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 325°F. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. On medium-low speed, gradually add 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar and peppermint extract. For each sandwich cookie, spread 1 rounded teaspoon filling on bottom of 1 cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down. Roll edges in crushed peppermint candy.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.