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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 34
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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.
Updated Dec 12, 2012

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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

170 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 23g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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