It’s Cookie Swap Time!!!
This is the third year I’ve participated in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and I just love it. Here’s how it works: I whip up a huge batch of cookies and send a dozen to three different bloggers that I am assigned to. My favorite part about it all… three different bloggers send ME a dozen cookies each! It’s such a fun way to try new recipes and share with friends in the holiday spirit. As if three dozen cookies isn’t enough, the best thing about the swap is that we raise money for an awesome cause, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. How awesome is that?
This cookie recipe is screaming to be made for this holiday season. These cookies have just the perfect combination of flavors between the creamy mint and the bitter dark chocolate. They are absolutely fabulous!
I decided to try this recipe out for this year’s Cookie Swap!
Peppermint Pattie Cookies
YIELD: Makes two dozen cookies
1 2/3 cups all-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) of Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
1 cup loosely packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1 Egg + 1 Egg Yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Peppermint pattie cream:
2 cups Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
3 tablespoons Evaporated Milk
1/4 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
3.5 ounces Dark Chocolate discs or chopped
2.5 Tablespoons 2% Milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Mix the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix the cooled butter and sugars until they are combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chunks.
Recipe slightly adapted from: How Sweet It Is
I sent these cookies to three lovely bloggers:
…and I received unbelievable cookies from these bloggers:
I hope everyone in the swap had a wonderful time baking up lots of delicious cookies for a good cause. Happy Holidays!