PEPPERMINT FUDGE COOKIES

These tasty Peppermint Fudge Cookies cookies are perfect for the holiday season – who doesn’t love easy brownie cookies covered in chocolate glaze and crushed peppermint?

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
  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Microwave the cocoa, butter, and shortening for 1:30 to 2 minutes.
  2. Whisk until the cocoa dissolves. Stir the sugar into the chocolate until well-blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Once those are incorporated add the flour and salt. Mix well and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that is lightly greased or covered with a silicone baking mat.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes. You should be able to see the tops crack just slightly.
  6. 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
  1. Heat the cream and butter in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  2. Add chocolate chips and microwave for 30 additional seconds. Let mixture sit, then whisk gently until smooth.
  3. Let chocolate glaze cool for about 5 minutes, then take each cookie and spoon the glaze on top.
  4. 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
  1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Spoon onto top of cookies.
  3. Sprinkle with peppermint pieces. Let cool to set.

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PEPPERMINT FUDGE COOKIES

These tasty Peppermint Fudge Cookies cookies are perfect for the holiday season - who doesn't love easy brownie cookies covered in chocolate glaze and crushed peppermint?
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 30
Author Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • Cookies: 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Glaze:1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 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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