These chocolate peppermint cookies were a big hit, everyone just loved them! I saw a recipe for Brrrr-ownies here at Pastry Heaven that looked to die for! They were a Dorie Greenspan brownie recipe with chunks of York Peppermint Patty's running throughout them. I was originally going to make the brownies but I didn't have all of the ingredients so I thought I would make these chocolate cookies that I love and add the patty's to it. I really like these cookies because they are very reminiscent to brownies and brownies are my favorite. These are a mix between a brownie and a cookie. They are really moist, fudgey and soft and the york peppermint patty's melt into the cookie and make them slightly gooey and the cool peppermint patty chunks go so well with the chocolate cookie. Yummy!
Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies:
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-4 squares unsweetened chocolate melted, or 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-2 cups granulated sugar
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-2 cups flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-10 mini york peppermint pattys, chopped
With an electric mixer or a stand mixer, mix oil, chocolate, and sugar together until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time until well blended. Add vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Stir in chopped peppermint pattys. Chill several hours. Bake at 350 degrees F, for 8-10 minutes.