I am currently running on a fun combo of too little sleep, too much caffeine, and Christmas cookies. Although this morning was seriously fun… first stop was Fox and Friends with the lovely ladies over there for a stocking stuffer gift guide. Next up? Hanging with the ever amazing Rosanna Scotto on Good Day New York.
My alarm might have gone off at 3:45.. but I still had a fab time.
Moving on to these cookies- again, the last thing you probably want right now is another dessert recipe, however I feel like everyone is going to be Christmas baking this weekend and you might need another idea.
Here’s another nod to my favorite combo of chocolate and peppermint. Hope your weekend is Merry and Bright!
Chocolate “Peppermint Drop” Cookies
2 3/4 cups of flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of Salt
1 1/4 c sugar
1 c shortening
1 tsp vanilla
white chocolate bark or candy melts
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt- set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla. Roll dough into 3 balls, wrap in wax paper, and refrigerate for 1-2 hours
Pinch of small balls of dough to be rolled out thin, on a floured surface, with a rolling pin. Cut out round shapes with your cookie cutters and bake for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet depending on your dough thickness. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack.
When cookies are fully cooled melt the white chocolate and place a circle of it on the cookie. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes before the chocolate sets. Allow to fully dry and then package up!