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Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies

Product Code: R0143

These sparkling pretty cookies have a rich chocolate flavor with just a hint of peppermint.

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INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon LorAnn Velvet Cream Vanilla Extract or Madagascar Vanilla Extract
8 to 10 drops LorAnn Peppermint Oil (or 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Peppermint Bakery Emulsion)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
White sanding sugar (for rolling)
36 white chocolate striped candies such as Hershey's Hugs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove foil from candies. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder; set aside. 
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and peppermint and beat together until well blended. 
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients. 
  5. Chill dough 30 minutes in refrigerator. 
  6. Roll into approximately 1" balls and roll each ball into the sanding sugar to coat. 
  7. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and press one chocolate kiss into the middle of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool completely. Store in airtight container or freeze for longer storage. 

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies


Mint Chocolate Blossom Cookies
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These sparkling pretty cookies have a rich chocolate flavor with just a hint of peppermint.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon LorAnn Velvet Cream Vanilla Extract or Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • 8 to 10 drops LorAnn Peppermint Oil (or 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Peppermint Bakery Emulsion)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • White sanding sugar (for rolling)
  • 36 white chocolate striped candies such as Hershey's Hugs
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove foil from candies.2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder; set aside.3. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and peppermint and beat together until well blended.4. Stir in the dry ingredients.5. Chill dough 30 minutes in refrigerator.6. Roll into approximately 1" balls and roll each ball into the sanding sugar to coat.7. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and press one chocolate kiss into the middle of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool completely. Store in airtight container or freeze for longer storage.
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