PEPPERMINT FUDGE COOKIES

Easy brownie cookies covered in chocolate glaze and crushed peppermint- these tasty Peppermint Fudge Cookies cookies are perfect for the holiday season.

There’s something magical about the chocolate-peppermint combination! I love it and truly, these cookies showcase the flavors perfectly. The cookies are like small brownies and the chocolate glaze on top is amazing!

Peppermint Fudge Cookies - Butter With A Side of BreadPeppermint Fudge Cookies

  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Microwave the cocoa, butter, and shortening for 1:30 to 2 minutes. whisk until the cocoa dissolves. Stir the sugar into the chocolate until well-blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Once those are incorporated add the flour and salt. Mix well and then stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that is lightly greased or covered with a silicone baking mat. Bake for 12-14 minutes. You should be able to see the tops crack just slightly. Allow to cool for about 2-3 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool before topping with glaze.

Easy Chocolate Glaze

  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • ½ Tbsp butter
  • candy canes, smashed, for topping

Heat the cream and butter in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add chocolate chips and microwave for 30 additional seconds. Let mixture sit, then whisk gently until smooth. Let chocolate glaze cool for about 5 minutes, then take each cookie and spoon the glaze on top. Sprinkle with peppermint pieces. Let cool to set.

Vanilla Glaze Topping

  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP milk

Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Spoon onto top of cookies. Sprinkle with peppermint pieces. Let cool to set.

Peppermint Fudge Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread Peppermint Fudge Cookies - Butter With A Side of Bread

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Serves: 30
Ingredients
  • Cookies: ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Glaze:½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ½ Tbsp butter
  • candy canes, smashed, for topping
  • Vanilla Glaze: 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP milk
Instructions
  1. Cookies: Preheat your oven to 325°F. Microwave the cocoa, butter, and shortening for 1:30 to 2 minutes. whisk until the cocoa dissolves. Stir the sugar into the chocolate until well-blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Once those are incorporated add the flour and salt. Mix well and then stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that is lightly greased or covered with a silicone baking mat. Bake for 12-14 minutes. You should be able to see the tops crack just slightly. Allow to cool for about 2-3 minutes before removing from pan. Let cool before topping with glaze.
  2. Chocolate Glaze: Heat the cream and butter in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add chocolate chips and microwave for 30 additional seconds. Let mixture sit, then whisk gently until smooth. Let chocolate glaze cool for about 5 minutes, then take each cookie and spoon the glaze on top. Sprinkle with peppermint pieces. Let cool to set.
  3. Vanilla Glaze: Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Spoon onto top of cookies. Sprinkle with peppermint pieces. Let cool to set.

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