Chocolate-Peppermint Swirl Cookies

Chocolate-Peppermint Swirl Cookies
Cookie time! I wouldn’t normally make cookies two weeks in a row, but it is the holidays after all. Also, after last week’s cooking mishaps I had to redeem myself somehow. It’s true that I had my heart set on making those pesky candied grapefruit peels for holiday gifts, but since the result was nothing short of disastrous I decided to go back to something I know I can make- cookies!Chocolate-Peppermint Swirl Cookies
Let me tell you, this recipe did not disappoint. I mean really how could it? Anything that combines melted chocolate with crushed candy canes is bound to be amazing. Chocolate and peppermint is not only a super delicious combination of sweet and sweeter, but something about it just screams holiday time- perfect for cookies that I want to give as gifts. I’ve made other variations of these swirl cookies in the past and I have to say that this one wins the prize. The recipe that inspired this cookie is Martha Stewart’s Chewy Coconut-Chocolate Pinwheels. These cookies were part of my holiday baking line-upChocolate-Peppermint Swirl Cookies for many years and while they are pretty tasty, next to this new version they’re down right boring! The addition of crushed candy canes in the sugar cookie dough creates a cookie that manages to pull off both a chewy and crunchy texture at the same time. Combine this with a thick gooey layer of melted chocolate and you have a winner.

Despite their impressive appearance, these cookies are actually quite simple to make. The hands on baking time is pretty short, but you do need to chill the dough twice so don’t try and make these an hour before you want to bring them to a party. I’ve even made you a handy step-by-step photo guide (my first ever) to walk you through the process- happy baking!

Start by crushing the candy canes…I used a hammer wrapped in plastic

Make the dough – I love the colorful bits of cane mixed in there

Roll out the dough and trim the edges to form a rectangle

While the dough is chilling melt some chocolate…try not to eat it out of the bowl!

Spread the chocolate on the chilled dough

Rolllll it up….

Wrap the cookie log and chill again

Slice and bakeChocolate-Peppermint Cookies

Fresh out of the ovenChocolate-Peppermint Cookies

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  • I don’t think I should/could make these scrumptious looking cookies ever. Every step looks too yummy. I would eat all of it . . . the candy canes, the chocolate, the dough . . . they would never make it to the oven. I’ll just drool over them on the computer. 🙂

    • It was hard not to eat the chocolate!

  • Your cookies look perfect and delicious! Thanks for sharing

  • I love those cookies…so adorable!

  • Okay – these are the coolest cookies EVER! What a GREAT idea – and they’re so pretty! Thank you for the friendship request of FoodBuzz – I wouldn’t have wanted to miss these!

  • I am making these right now. The cookie roll is chilling in my fridge as we speak, I don’t think they’ll be as pretty as yours, but damn it looks yummy!

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