Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

34

servings

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.
Makes 34 servings (1 sandwich cookie)

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 170
    • Total Fat 8g
      • (Saturated Fat 5g,),
    • Sodium 80mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 23g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Protein 1g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      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.