Brownie Peppermint Cookies

Soft and chocolatey cookies with sweet peppermint flavor!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peppermint Brownie Cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 36
Author: Jaclyn

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.