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Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 24
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Impressive to look at but oh-so-easy to make, these Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies are perfect for a holiday cookie tray—or you can just keep them for yourself to enjoy in the afternoon with a hot cup of tea. Either way, you're in for a world of chocolate-peppermint goodness!
Updated Oct 3, 2022

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Divide cookie dough in half. In medium bowl, place half of the cookie dough. Crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in flour and peppermint extract until well mixed. Add crushed candy, and knead to incorporate into dough. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) In another medium bowl, place remaining half of cookie dough. Crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in cocoa until well mixed.
  • 2
    Divide each of the doughs in half. Take one half of each of the sugar and cocoa cookie doughs, and drop tablespoonfuls of both doughs in random pattern into large piece of plastic wrap. Use plastic wrap to help form dough into a 6-inch long by 1 1/2-inch wide log. Repeat with remaining of doughs. Wrap tightly in the plastic wrap, and refrigerate about 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 350°F. Cut one log into 1/2-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet, reshaping if necessary.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Unwrap remaining dough log, and repeat slicing and baking. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a fun and easy decorating idea, try rolling the chilled dough logs in candy sprinkles or colored sugar before slicing and baking.
  • tip 2
    You can often find both mint and peppermint extract in the grocery store. We like peppermint for this recipe, as it matches the flavor in the crushed peppermint candies.
  • tip 3
    For best results, bake your chocolate mint swirl cookies on the middle oven rack. For even baking, it’s best to bake one sheet at a time.
  • tip 4
    When baking batches of cookies, use completely cooled cookie sheets. Cookies will spread too much if put on a hot or warm cookie sheet.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
30
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
7%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
90mg
4%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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