Monday, March 02, 2009

Crunchy Chocolate Mint Cookie with Candy Cane


As I prefer crispy and crunchy cookies, I played around with the recipe again. This time I added the crushed candy cane into the cookie dough and baked it together. I liked this version better, it's hard and crunchy with the burst of mint each time you bite into it. Me and my girls loved it. Of course if you don't have any candy cane on hand, you can omit it. It is optional since pure peppermint extract is added. If you are brave enough to try this, feedback to me ya. :-)




This recipe yields 40 cookies. Look like Black Beauty isn't it?

Ingredients:


  • 1 stick of butter (113g), cut into 8 cubes (8 Tbsp.)
(A)
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
(B)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes

Method:

1. In a food processor/stand mixer, add (A). Pulse to mix.

2. Add (B) and cut butter cubes. Pulse until a dough is almost formed.

3. Take a piece of plastic wrap, pour dough on it and knead a couple of times until a dough is formed. Then, roll the dough into a long log shape. Wrap and put in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

4. Preheat oven to 350'F. Unroll the plastic wrap and cut the cookie dough with a knife, about 3mm thick and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes.

5. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to cool completely on a wire rack. Store in air-tight container.



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11 comments:

ch3rri said...

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sock peng said...

yummy yummy
u r creative on new recipe

Kitchen Corner said...

wow..look at the color, this one is really dark chocolate cookies. Thanks for sharing, I'm recently looking for some cookies recipe. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,

Can I know what is candy cane? Any brand that you can name of? Thanking you in advance for the advise.

Kitty

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Looks hard but I believed it tastes yummy?

Big Boys Oven said...

hahaha I like this cookies, look so exotic and erotic! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Ch3rri, just did.

Thanks Sock Peng.

You are welcome Kitchen Corner.

Hi Kitty, just do a search on Candy Cane, there will be pictures telling you want it is. It's a candy only selling during Christmas season.

Bit's of taste, yes this is a hard and crunchy cookie. Might need some strong teeth for this. :P

Thanks BBOven.

Beachlover said...

Black beauty cookies!! I want to bake cookies but unfortunetly no one at home eat!! so cham one have to give away all the time after baked!

Baking Fiend said...

looks good. i love the shape of it. :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Slurps!! This is going to be nice for my tea time munch. Thanks for sharing. :)

http://crizfood.com/

Lore said...

Woohoo here comes the crunchy version, love its deep dark colour! And candy canes always have the power to transform me into a kid again ^o^.
Thanks for sending it my way :)