Monday, December 12, 2011

Yummies: Brownie Peppermint Cookies

I made these super yummy cookies today!  Of course, like all good things, I found the recipe on Pinterest (if you need an invite please leave me a comment with your email and I will get you one.) It was from Jaclyn @ Cooking Classy and I just had to try it because I am total sucker for anything that combines chocolate and mint.  They were easy and I think almost too good because I want to eat more than I want to share!

Brownie Peppermint Cookies

1 (18.3 oz) pkg brownie mix
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp peppermint extract
1 recipe vanilla cream frosting, recipe follows
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a cookie sheet and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brownie mix, flour, brown sugar and salt. Add in eggs and milk and stir with a large spoon. Add in melted butter, vanilla and peppermint extract, stir until well blended. Spoon dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (you can fit 12 per sheet). Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting. Once cool, frost each cookie and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Vanilla Cream Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
6 Tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt

In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip together sugar, butter and cream until fluffy. Stir in vanilla and salt, blend well.

Makes about 3 dozen

6 comments:

Sues said...

Chocolate mint is my ultimte fave, too!!!

Farmchick said...

These do sound really good. I like the mint/chocolate flavor.

Adrienne said...

I am looking for a festive cookie recipe to make for all my senior friends where I volunteer. These look like just the thing! Everyone loves chocolate and mint together :)

Hines-Sight said...

Looks delicious.

Heather said...

Yum! These look delicious.

Ruth said...

They look wonderful!!!! I don't know how I have missed these on pinterest