Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies + Kahlúa Peppermint Hot Cocoa
It doesn’t feel like the holidays unless you have a fire roaring in the fireplace and no less than 8 tins of cookies, brownies, and other treats on the counter at all times!
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup peppermint pieces
Using a double-burner or a microwave, melt the chocolate pieces until smooth. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, place 4-5 candy canes in a plastic sandwich bag and gently break the pieces until they are about 1/2”-3/4” in size. Set aside.
In the bowl of a countertop mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy and light in color.
Add the eggs and Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha and beat until liquids are absorbed.
Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Beat until fully combined. (Note: this cookie dough is very sticky!)
Scoop out about 1-1.5 Tbsp of dough and gently shape into a round disc. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan, leaving about 2” between each cookie. (Tip: Keep your hands dusted with flour as it will help shape the sticky dough into cookies!)
Bake at 375°F for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and gently press about 4-5 peppermint pieces into the top of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and continue baking for another 4 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool before removing from pan.
Kahlúa Peppermint Hot Cocoa
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha
Whipped cream, to garnish
Peppermint pieces, to garnish
In a small saucepan, mix together the cocoa powder, sugar, and milk.
Heat over medium-low heat until hot. Add the vanilla and Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha. Stir well and pour into mugs. Garnish with whipped cream and peppermint pieces.