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Peppermint Brownie Bites.

December 19, 2011

This is another recipe from that Holiday Cheer magazine, and these are tasty! Nothing says holiday baking like peppermint. And nothing goes better with peppermint than chocolate! I also love that these cookies can be scarfed in 2 bites (or 1 if you’re Timmy). I hope you enjoy these yummy treats! They sure didn’t last long at our house.

Cookie Ingredients:
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
3 tbsp butter or margarine, melted and cooled
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 large egg white

Peppermint Topping Ingredients:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2 oz. white chocolate, melted and cooled
2 oz, peppermint candy, broken into chunks

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease large cookie sheet. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk sugar, butter, honey, vanilla and egg white until blended. Stir sugar mixture into flour mixture; then, with your hand, press the dough until just blended.

2 – With greased hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls and placed on prepared cookie sheet 2-inches apart; press to flatten slightly. **I don’t grease my hands. For whatever reason I just don’t like to… the mess isn’t that bad.** Bake brownies 7 to 8 minutes or until tops have cracked slightly. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

3 – In medium bowl, whisk confectioner’s sugar and milk until smooth. Whisk in butter and vanilla, then whisk in melted chocolate until smooth. **Cooling might be more crucial than I thought; my icing seized up quite a bit when I added the chocolate… Still tastes good though!** Swirl icing on top of cookie. Store in tightly sealed container, with wax paper between layers, at room temperature up to 3 days or in freezer up to 1 month.

Recipe taken from Holiday Cheer Magazine, Winter 2010. Comments between the **s are mine. ENJOY!

One Comment leave one →
  1. megan permalink
    December 23, 2011 2:52 pm

    I am going to make these tonight or tomorrow!!

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