Pink Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Pink Peppermint Chocolate Cookie recipeChocolate and peppermint is such a nice combination. These are a nice rich chocolate cookie with pink peppermint frosting—great for holidays or special occasions.

We half-dipped our cookies in frosting but you could also frost the whole cookie or drizzle peppermint icing across the top.

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1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
1 1/4 all-purpose flour


For the glaze:

2 cups powdered sugar
a few drops of peppermint oil or extract, to taste
a couple drops of red food coloring


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

1. Cream the sugar, salt, and butter together. Add the vanilla and egg and beat until light and airy. Fold in the melted chocolate. Beat in the flour.

2. Form little round balls about 3/4-inch in diameter. If the dough is too soft to form with your hands, refrigerate the dough for an hour. Place the balls on an ungreased baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass in sugar and use it to flatten the cookies to about 1/4 inch thick.

3. Bake for eight minutes or until set. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

4. Make the glaze by mixing all ingredients together adding just enough milk to reach the desired consistency. Frost after the cookies have cooled.

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