NetApp Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

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1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chocolate pudding mix
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 bag of marshmallows
1 cup melting chocolate
4 candy canes

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium sized bowl, cream butter and sugars together. Add in egg, cocoa powder, pudding mix and peppermint extract and mix well again, making sure the sides are scraped down.

In a small bowl, mix salt, flour and baking soda together. Slowly mix into the butter mixture.

Using a cookies scoop or spoons, place dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or silicone mats.

Bake the cookies for 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Using the back of a spoon, press into the cookie to create a “thumbprint.” Place marshmallow on top of thumbprint and bake for 4 more minutes on the bottom rack of the oven.

The marshmallow should be a little inflated when removed from the oven. If any of the marshmallow has fallen of the cookie, scoop up and place it back on. Let cool for 5 minutes before placing on a wire rack.

Unwrap the candy canes. Place in a food processor and crush. I like to have some bigger chunks mixed in with small bits. I pulsed my candy canes 5 times.

Melt the melting chocolate according to package directions. Then using a squirt bottle or spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the cookies.

Immediately sprinkle with candy cane bits. That chocolate dries quick!

Happy Holidays!


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