One of the most important parts of the holiday season is creating a warm, inviting, and cozy space in which you can relax and unwind in. For some, this may look like ambient lighting and fuzzy throws scattered on chairs and sofas while others may prefer perfecting curated decor items and music. Regardless of how you achieve your ideal cozy oasis, you can always elevate it with some baked goods. Not only are you able to enjoy the flavors that the treats offer, but the scent that fills your home as the goods are baking is priceless.
While you’re curating your list of sweet treats to make this winter, be sure to add these delicious and festive chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies to the list! A delicious classic holiday cookie, made with the addition of peppermint extract and crushed candy cane. This festive addition is optional but adds a little something special to these soft and brownie-like cookies. Whether you’re staying in and looking for a treat to bring your movie night to the next level or bringing them to a holiday party, these crinkle cookies are a simple and delicious recipe that will leave you wanting more!
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- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 2 eggs large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract optional
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup crushed candy canes optional
Step 1: Preheat the Sharp European Convection Oven to 350º F.
Step 2: In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix to combine. Set aside.
Step 3: Add the melted coconut oil, and stir in. Next, add the eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Continue stirring until the mixture is thick and sticky.
Step 4: Chill the dough for 1-2 hours. This step is important if you’d like your cookies to have a thick coating of powdered sugar. Coating the cookie dough balls in powdered sugar while the dough is still sticky will result in the powdered sugar mostly dissolving, and leaving only a thin layer of powdered sugar.
Step 5: Once the dough is chilled, scoop it out in 1 tablespoon scoops, and roll into balls. Roll each ball into the powdered sugar, and optionally, into the candy cane. Press the balls hard into the candy cane in order to get it to stick well.
Step 6: Place the coated cookie dough balls on a large baking sheet, with space between each ball for spreading.
Step 7: Bake cookies for 10 minutes.