Soft and chewy chocolate cookies drizzled with white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes? Yes please! These homemade dark chocolate peppermint cookies deserve to be front and center on your Christmas cookie plate!
This weekend marks the beginning of December, and it is now officially, undeniably the holiday season! Ain't no shame in my Christmas music game anymore! (Not that I ever really had any shame, even in October.)
And since the holidays are just around the corner, it's time to get busy baking Christmas cookies. Raise your hand if you'll be whipping up a batch (or two!) this weekend! I'm planning to decorate the house for Christmas this weekend, and I always like to decorate with a glass of eggnog and a plate of cookies, so I'll be baking a batch this weekend for sure.
I have so many classic Christmas cookie recipes that I love (like these Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies - the most popular recipe on my site! - and my favorite chewy Molasses Cookies), but it's always fun to add new favorites to the Christmas cookie tin. That's were these Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies come in! Alex and I couldn't help devouring the test batches, and I know these cookies are going to be a BIG hit with our family and friends this year!
These cookies begin with a fudgy dark chocolate cookie. It's the kind of chocolate cookie that could satisfy a craving for brownies because they're just so rich and chocolatey. These cookies are amazing all on their own, but the holidays deserve a little extra, so we won't stop there!
We'll add a drizzle of white chocolate to each cookie because it's beautiful and it tastes good! (Tip: Be sure to use white chocolate melting wafers, NOT white chocolate morsels. White chocolate morsels will become thick and goopy when melted and will re-harden very quickly, making it nearly impossible to achieve a nice drizzle.)
Finally, we'll top the cookies with crushed candy cane pieces!
Pretty enough for any holiday cookie display, I promise these Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies taste even better than they look!Print