Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Peppermint Bonbon Cookies

Before you ask, yes I am STILL going through my Christmas "to blog" recipes.  I know, it's awful, but I bake so much during the holidays that I can't (well, lets not use the word "can't".  It's really more like "can't find the effort to") keep up with them AND my weekly baking that I do.  And so I run into this situation.  You're wondering why I'm posting something made with candy canes in April.  Well, they're just as tasty in April as they are in December and you can get Starlight candies any time of the year. So there.

I've had this recipe for a few years now and have made it for every Christmas goody bag since then.  They're excellent but honestly do need to be eaten within a day or too of making them or they get a little stale.  

This is one of the few recipes that I don't bother using my mixer for.  Just all hand stirring here!


Peppermint Bonbon Cookies

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 stick butter
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
6 tablespoons sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons milk 
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Additional crushed peppermint candies (optional)

For cookies:
  • Melt butter and both chocolates in a double boiler.  Once smooth, stir in candy and sugar.  Cool 10 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time.  Stir in extracts.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add to chocolate mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Cover and chill 1 hour.  
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Scoop onto parchment lined sheets and bake about 13 minutes.  Cool.
For drizzle:
  • Mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth.  Drizzle over cookies.  In the picture I posted I didn't do this step.  Sometimes I leave it out, sometimes I do both.  
  • Melt chocolate chips and drizzle over cookies.  Sprinkle with extra crushed candies.  Again, in this picture, no candies.  I wasn't feeling it this year.  
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  1. Wow! Nice to share with us! It look delicious. I like your blog. Keep up the good work!

  2. Hey! Wanted to thank you for the tips for getting yeast to work! I will definitely give that a try!