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Peppermint Frosted Brownie Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Frosted Brownie Sugar Cookies

On Tuesday I had the opportunity to go to Tatertots & Jello’s cookie exchange with my good friend Mandy from Baking with Blondie. I always love getting together with her, especially when it involves food- because we’re bound to have lots of fun! Anyway, we had a week or so to come up with a cookie to bring and it took me up until the day before to finally decide on one! I think it had something to do with the ease involved. I desperately needed a dough that I could make, refrigerate and bake once our little one went to bed for the night. These cookies were the perfect solution! The dough came together in a matter of minutes especially since there’s no chocolate melting involved (which is always a big time hog). Instead the dough gets all of its rich fudgy goodness from cocoa powder and chopped semi-sweet chocolate. After a few hours of refrigeration I rolled it out, cut the snowflakes and placed them onto a Silpat-lined sheet and then in to the oven to bake. They puffed up beautifully, nice and thick! With only a few minutes of baking time required, they came out smelling incredible and had perfectly crisp edges with a soft chewy inside- just like brownies. I whipped up some peppermint frosting to spread over top and then added peppermint candy cane sprinkles as a finishing touch. They were absolutely delicious… and such a fun little twist on a Christmas classic!

 

Peppermint Frosted Brownie Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Frosted Brownie Sugar Cookies Recipe

Who needs old fashioned sugar cookies when you can have these peppermint frosted brownie sugar cookies?! They're a tasty twist on a holiday classic!
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Course: Brownies & Bars, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill: 1 hr
Servings: 12 -24
Calories: 582kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

Cookies
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter - room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate (I used half of a Ghiradelli baking bar) - finely chopped
peppermint frosting
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter - room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-2 drops red food coloring
garnishes
  • peppermint candies
  • baking chips
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add heavy cream, vanilla and peppermint. With mixing speed on low, add one egg, mix then add the other.
  • In a medium size mixing bow, whisk together flour, cocoa powders, baking powder, and salt. With mixing speed on low, gradually add the dry ingredients mixing until no flour/cocoa “pockets” remain. Add the chopped chocolate and mix until incorporated. Wrap the dough in plastic and place in the refrigerator to chill for 1 hour.*
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured surface to approximately ¼” thick. Cut into desired shapes, place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are firm and the centers are soft and puffy. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • While the cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting by beating all of ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread onto cooled cookies and top with desired peppermint garnishes.

NOTES

  • Dough can be made in advance and refrigerated overnight.
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Frosted Brownie Sugar Cookies Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
582
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
28
g
43
%
Saturated Fat
 
17
g
106
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
99
mg
33
%
Sodium
 
316
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
175
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
80
g
27
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
52
g
58
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
830
IU
17
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
36
mg
4
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe source: adapted from Smitten Kitchen, Brownie Roll-out Cookies

 

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