Best-Ever Peppermint-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sooooo……..I woke up at 6am this morning, inspired by my hubby’s early morning departure and realized that I NEED to do this more often. I know I already get up early as it is, but I felt so energized today, so energized that I was ready to take on the baking world of cookies! I knew that my hubby was going to be going to a study group tonight, so I decided I would bake for them. I enjoy how therapeutic it is to bake and especially, baking for others!

We have had this cookie recipe for quite a while and have not looked back at any others, unless it required it. If you are looking for the best, I mean the best cookies, we have the perfect recipe for you. These cookies are crunchy on the edges and soft and chewy on the center! Normally, I make these cookies with Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate chips, but my hubby usually prefers semi-sweet. Today was quite a different story. I heard the peppermint patties calling me from the freezer, begging to be used, so I consented. I chopped these babies up and mixed a bit of semi-sweet chips which produced fantastical chocolate minty chip cookies! I hope the study group enjoyed them!


Best-Ever Peppermint-Chocolate Chip Cookies

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makes 16-18 cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup salted butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup York peppermint patties, chopped

Preheat oven to 325F. Place a sheet of parchment paper over a cookie sheet.

Sift flour, salt, soda, and set aside. Mix the sugars with the melted butter until thoroughly mixed, then add the egg, egg white, and vanilla extract. Mix until creamy.

Add sifted ingredients and mix until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped peppermint patties. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, place dough in cup, scoop and place 1 inch apart on parchment paper. Bake for 19 minutes and cool on cookie rack.