Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles

Every year I do some type of Christmas cookie that combines peppermint and chocolate. 2016’s creation is this little Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle number pictured above. Look at her… I’m being totally modest when I tell you she’s amazing.

But it’s not just one cookie recipe I get to share with you today… There are seventeen others. Wait, what?!? I know…who knew life could be this good. To help you with all of your holiday cookie needs, I teamed up with an amazing group of food writers + recipe developers and we each created a new holiday cookie. We’re sharing these recipes today…all of the recipe links are below. Consider all of your holiday cookie needs sorted. Pop that champagne…let’s get baking!!

I made these Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles for Asha, from Food Fashion Party…who I adore. And if you’ve been reading me for awhile you know that I’ve mentioned her a handful of times. Her recipes, photos and stories are just filled with warmth and love and personality.

AND, I was lucky enough to receive cookies from Amisha, The Jam Lab. Amisha is so talented. Not only is she a talented baker (and cook!) but she also has a beautiful line of jams that are simply incredible (and would make amazing stocking stuffers). She is so kind and thoughtful. The cookies she sent to me are a gorgeous shortbread infused with Indian spices, dipped in white chocolate and coated in pistachios and rose petals. Stunning.

All of these bloggers are people I have come to admire. They are talented beyond words. I hope you’ll take the time to look at each of their cookie creations. You’ll be dazzled. Join us in using the hashtag #holidaycookieparty2016 across social media when you make + post any of these cookies or make your own holiday cookie. Let’s get our bake on!!

Holiday Cookie Exchange 2016

Wife Mama Foodie | Gluten Free Icebox Cookie

Now Forager | Vanilla Bean Marshmallow & Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Cookies

DisplacedHousewife | Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles

Tutti Dolci | Brown Butter Chai Snickerdoodles

The Daley Plate | Romany Creams

Fig & Bleu | Cornmeal & Cherry Shortbreads

Cloudy Kitchen | Anzac Biscuits

The Beach House Kitchen | Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Vanilla and Bean | Cocoa Nibby Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Chez LaRae | White Rollout Cookies

Husbands That Cook | Apple Cider Snickerdoodles

Rainy Day Bites | Melody Cookies

Bakeritablog | Gluten Free Brown Butter Shortbreads With Dark Chocolate

The Jam Lab | Thandai Shortbread Cookies

Katie Clova | Espresso Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Food Fashion Party | Stuffed Shortbread Cookies

My Kitchen Love | Chocolate Toffee Shortbread

No Crumbs Left | Peanut Butter Blossoms

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | #holidaycookieparty2016

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | #holidaycookieparty2016

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | #holidaycookieparty2016
Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles | recipe via DisplacedHousewife | #holidaycookieparty2016

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles

Makes About 2 Dozen Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoons milk (any fat percentage)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I love Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Plus granulated and powdered sugar to roll the cookies in (about ¾ cup of each)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put the butter, semi-sweet chocolate and milk in a large, microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave for about 1 minute. Take out of the microwave and stir. Stir until smooth and the mixture has no lumps. Your microwave may need 10 more seconds or 10 less…error on the side of less and then add more time in small 5 second increments so that you don’t burn your chocolate.
  2. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar to the chocolate-butter mixture and blend. Whisk in the eggs and peppermint extract. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the bread flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture. Blend in as few strokes as possible.
  5. Lay some plastic wrap on the counter, dump the dough on there, wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. The dough will be sticky and tar-like…refrigeration will make it easier to handle.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and make sure you have a rack in the top 1/3 of the oven. Put 3/4 cup each of powdered sugar and granulated sugar in separate bowls to roll the cookie dough in. Cover your baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat.
  7. Get about two tablespoons of dough and plop it into the granulated sugar and cover completely. Don’t shake any sugar off…leave it pretty well coated. Then roll the balls in the powdered sugar. Again, don’t shake off the excess. Make sure the dough is covered well in both sugars.
  8. Place the covered dough balls on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart from each other. Bake for 12 minutes. Don’t over bake…they will be soft and appear underdone when you pull them out of the oven.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 15 minutes. Then remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack. You can take it from here. Try these with coffee (in the morning) or some red wine (at noon) or some whiskey (at night).
  10. Thanks for making these cookies!! Please tag me so that I can see them @displacedhousewife #displacedhousewife and for holiday cookies add #holidaycookieparty2016. PEACE.
On My Mind

–Rebecca xoxo

33 Comments

  • Sam @wholesomepatisserie 2017/01/02 at 11:21 PM

    Give me an entire batch of these beauties and I’m set! These beauties are looking fabulous! Happy New Year! x

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2017/01/02 at 11:39 PM

      Sam — I’m OBSESSED with these cookies…and thinking how I can incorporate them into the other 11 months of the year!! ;)

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  • Joscelyn | Wife Mama Foodie 2016/12/01 at 6:40 PM

    Ah, I can’t wait to try these beautiful cookies, Rebecca! I hope my crinkle cookies turned out this majestic :) Thanks for organizing this cookie exchange and including me in on the fun! Can’t wait until next year!

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  • Asha Shivakumar 2016/11/30 at 8:37 PM

    Thank you for these cookies, my cookie box and for organizing this wonderful exchange and for including me.
    Rebecca, these were one of the most decadent, delicious, most amazing textured cookie every. They are JUST PERFECT like your friendship. You truly are the kindest for mentioning with such warmth. Love you loads.
    Thanks a TON.

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  • Teresa | Now, Forager 2016/11/30 at 5:47 PM

    These are gorgeous, Rebecca! All those knooks and crannies are a feast for the eyes. Can’t thank you enough for creating this fun event and for brining every one together to celebrate the season. Happy Holidays!

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  • eclaire 2016/11/30 at 5:24 AM

    Would it be possible to make these with all purpose flour instead?

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/30 at 2:02 PM

      Hi Eclaire! I haven’t tested them with only all-purpose flour, but I’m thinking that you could. The cookie dough may have a tendency to spread more while baking, so I would definitely make sure to include chilling the dough (so it’s easier to roll) and freezing the dough balls for a spell prior to baking. If you use only all-purpose flour let us know how it goes in the comments…I’m sure others would like to hear!! xo

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  • kate | tasty seasons 2016/11/29 at 9:32 PM

    these are my favorite christmas cookie! i can’t wait to try your version (and check out 17 new cookie recipes)! holiday hugs to you!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/30 at 12:11 AM

      Kate — Me too!!! Just love this cookie. Sending lots of holiday hugs to you as well!!! xoxo

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  • Lauren Cermak 2016/11/29 at 8:18 PM

    I love crinkle cookies! These just scream Christmas movie night and a huge glass of milk! Can’t wait to try them!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/30 at 12:17 AM

      Lauren — Oh I love that idea!!! Sounds like the perfect night!!! xoxo

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  • Samantha @mykitchenlove 2016/11/29 at 6:19 PM

    These crinkles are da bomb! HUGE thank you for hosting. I was so happy and honoured to be included. AND, I can’t wait till next year! This was truly the best way to kick off the holiday season – baking, friends, love. Can’t beat it. Happy holidays Rebecca. I hope this festive season is truly merry and bright.

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/30 at 12:18 AM

      Samantha — I’m so glad you joined!!! I hope the rest of our holiday season is just as fun!! Sending you lots of good cheer!! xo

      Reply
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  • Kate 2016/11/29 at 12:40 PM

    THANK YOU THANK YOU for hosting. If you ever want to host a real life, California cookie exchange, LMK. No pressure. But I’ll be there. ;)

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/29 at 5:02 PM

      Kate — I love that idea!! An in-the-flesh cookie swap and we’ll throw in wine tasting for good measure!! ;)

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  • Karen @ Seasonal Cravings 2016/11/29 at 11:06 AM

    These are my favorite cookies every season. I love that you rolled yours in two different types of sugar. I never do that. It makes yours perfectly gorgeous!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/29 at 5:03 PM

      Karen — Try dipping in the two sugars!! It makes the powdered sugar really hold on while they bake. I hope you have fun baking!! xo

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  • Amisha 2016/11/29 at 7:03 AM

    I simply love these Chocolate Peppermint cookies! I love love crinkle cookies and they are sooo festive! Simply LOVEEE the pics here! and I am so happy that I got to send to you – a person I simply admire a lot! Thank you for including me in this wonderful party! :) I thoroughly enjoyed it! What party should we do next?? ;) A holiday drink party hehe!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/29 at 5:04 PM

      Amisha!! I was thinking the same thing…what should we do next?!? Super Bowl? Easter? Chinese New Year? I’m game…just name it!!! Sending lots of love!!! xoxo

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  • Rachel @ Bakerita 2016/11/29 at 6:58 AM

    I’m absolutely in love with these crinkles! Chocolate and peppermint is one of the best combos, and nothing beats a gooey chocolate cookie :) I wish we could taste ALL of each other’s cookies – they all look and sound so delicious. Thanks so much for including me, I can’t wait to drool over everyone’s recipes!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/29 at 5:05 PM

      Rachel — Me too!!! I so wish I could taste everyone’s cookies!!! Yours are so beautiful…I can’t wait to go read the recipe. I’m so glad you were able to do this!! xo

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  • Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen 2016/11/29 at 6:41 AM

    I totally agree Rebecca, these crinkles look AMAZING! I am a chocolate peppermint cookie girl through and through at holiday time! Can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks again for including me in an amazing group of bloggers! I can’t wait to check out everyone’s recipes!

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/29 at 5:07 PM

      Mary Ann — I think we were channeling each other with our cookies!! I LOVE chocolate + peppermint. It’s simply the best!! xo

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  • Laura | Tutti Dolci 2016/11/29 at 6:35 AM

    I’m so in love with these crinkles! Absolutely dreamy, and adding them to my bake list this week! xo

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    • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/29 at 5:07 PM

      Laura — Thank you so much my dear!!!! My bake list is HUGE this week!!! xoxo

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  • DisplacedHousewife 2016/11/29 at 6:18 AM

    Heather — I totally agree!!! I could eat these all December long…but they would be a wee bizarre in August!! xox

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  • heather (delicious not gorgeous) 2016/11/29 at 6:12 AM

    i don’t blame you for making mint chocolate cookies every winter; it’s such a good combo and somehow it never seems quite as appropriate outside of winter time!

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