December 4, 2011

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Here they are the 1st Christmas cookies of the year! i love peppermint anything i love the taste and the smell chocolate and peppermint are the best combo with little crunchy candy cane bits inside. 

1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 
3/4 whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
12-14 candy cane kisses
4 crushed candy canes 

Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper in a bowl mix butter and sugar till fluffy. add egg and vanilla mix well with mixer. In second bowl add flours,cocoa powder,baking soda and salt stir and add to the wet mix, mix well with hand mixer till smooth. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Then roll into crushed candy cane roll between palms to press candy into the cookie ball. Bake for 10 mins remove from oven and immediately press a candy cane kiss in the middle.

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