Chewy chocolate peppermint cookies are the perfect easy drop cookie for the holidays.
Can you even believe that we’re talking holiday baking already I know, I can’t believe how quickly these last few months have flown by. I feel like I’ve been going a mile a minute, but I’ve really been trying to consciously slow down and enjoy this season; taking quiet moments to help keep myself sane.
After all, we’re in the busiest time of year for basically everything from family commitments to work.
A big part of the way I am doing that is through baking. I’ve always found baking to be therapeutic and relaxing, and a recent survey commissioned by Becel® showed that 65% of Canadians agree.
This reminds me of a favourite moment from Julie & Julia where she says “I love that after a day when nothing is sure—and when I say ‘nothing’ I mean nothing!—you can come home and absolutely know that if you add eggs yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. It’s such a comfort.”. I couldn’t agree more.
For these chewy chocolate peppermint cookies, I used Becel® Anything Goes Cookie Dough as the base and inspiration behind this holiday cookie recipe because I knew it would make the perfect soft and chewy cookie.
I made a few tweaks, because I knew I wanted to make a chocolate peppermint cookie so I adjusted the amounts of dry ingredients to add cocoa powder and holiday flair with everyone’s favourite flavour of the season, peppermint. Both in the form of peppermint extract and candy-coated peppermint chocolates.
I used the new, limited-edition Becel® Sticks (which come in every home baker’s favourite ½ cup pre-measured sticks) which can be used straight from the fridge and can replace butter 1:1 in virtually all of your favourite baking recipes and are incredibly easy to work with.
This recipe is so simple (it’s a drop cookie!) that you can easily make it in the morning before work (trust me, I tried it multiple times), so it would be the perfect cookie to bring to a potluck or holiday party when you’re strapped for time.
I always make a ton of holiday cookies, so having a simple recipe like this that is bound to please even the pickiest members of my family is key. I love peppermint and chocolate together and these are extra chewy!
If you can’t find green and red M&Ms, regular chocolate chips would work as well, but they wouldn’t be quite as festive, but hey, that’s ok!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Becel® – as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my sponsors and allowing me to continue creating recipes like these chewy chocolate peppermint cookies.