Brownie Peppermint Cookies

11.29.2011

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Sorry to anyone following my blog, I know this is like the 3rd chocolate cookie in a row.  I’m loving the brownie cookie I guess =).  Anyone not following and just stopping by, you may also like Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cookies or Marshmallow Brownie Cookies.  They all basically start out with the same dough and are topped differently.  It is a delicious cookie even on it’s own.  I love this holiday version of it!  Peppermint and chocolate are divine together!  I hope you enjoy this holiday cookie as much as I do!

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Brownie Peppermint Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.3 oz) pkg brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 recipe vanilla cream frosting , recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes

Vanilla Cream Frosting

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 6 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a cookie sheet and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brownie mix, flour, brown sugar and salt. Add in eggs and milk and stir with a large spoon. Add in melted butter, vanilla and peppermint extract, stir until well blended. Spoon dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (you can fit 12 per sheet). Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting. Once cool, frost each cookie and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Vanilla Cream Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, whip together sugar, butter and cream until fluffy. Stir in vanilla and salt, blend well.

38 comments

  • Kristi: These look soooo good! So many of your recipes do. You’ve definitely got a new follower. December 19, 2011 at 9:37am Reply

  • Anonymous: I made a similar cookie, used cocoa powder instead of a brownie mix, and the frosting was a peppermint buttercream. I’m really liking the sound of your recipe though – must try! December 18, 2011 at 8:49pm Reply

  • Bella Michelle: These look amazing! I am going to try them tomorrow to take to our church Caroling and cookie night! YUM! December 10, 2011 at 9:23am Reply

  • cheri: These look delicious! Now I just need to go buy a brownie mix & I’ll be set. YUM! December 8, 2011 at 11:00am Reply

  • Tina: just found you on Crafting Chicks~ oh my you have so many awesome ideas/recipes. I have a feeling I am going to be putting on a few pounds~! thank you for sharing. December 7, 2011 at 3:02pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Thanks Amy! Glad to have a new follower =). And of course Bec, that would be great! December 6, 2011 at 7:47pm Reply

  • Bec@littlelucylu: I’m going to feature these on my blog tomorrow …. hope that’s OK! :-)
    ~Bec
    http://www.littlelucylu.com December 6, 2011 at 7:11pm Reply

  • Amy: I found you on pinterest, and these look awesome. You have a new follower! December 3, 2011 at 9:19am Reply

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