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C-O-O-K-I-E-S

11.28.2010

I love sugar cookies.  And I love making sugar cookies.  And I love giving sugar cookies. 

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And I think people like them too because I am always being asked for the recipe.  So last year my sugar cookie recipe was part of the cookie week at Kim’s.  (click here for the recipe).

This year I was going to make something different than sugar cookies.  I scoured magazines looking for that perfect recipe.  But either because of my nut allergy eliminating tons of them or my affinity for the dough, I was led right back to the old standby.

This time with a twist.  That actually makes them quicker and easier.  And while not better than the original…different and amazing in their own way.

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Peppermint Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Ingredients
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • chocolate chips
  • candy canes
Directions
  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla and sour cream until well blended. Stir in the sifted ingredients. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters or random round object (I used a glass). Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler (or a makeshift one using a Pyrex bowl and a saucepan…hey it worked). 
  5. Put candy canes in plastic bag and crunch them.  Multiple techniques for this include the rubber mallet, stomping on them etc.
  6. Dip cooled cookies into the melted chocolate halfway and then set on wax or parchment paper. 
  7. Before the chocolate hardens, sprinkle the peppermint chunks on top.

Yummy!  Make sure you head over to Kim’s to sample all the yumminess over there!

9 comments on "C-O-O-K-I-E-S"
  1. These do look good! We love sugar cookies, too! Dipping them in chocolate sounds delicious!

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  2. Yum! Those look absolutely delicious. Love a good play on a standard recipe...

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  3. these look adorable! this is perfect for the cookie exchange i am about to be apart of! do you find that the chocolate melts/you have to refrigerate them? i had an issue with that last time i made chocolate-dipped cookies!

    and i ADORE the marbled one!

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  4. If a cookie has sour cream in it, I'm totally in. These look really yummy. Can you believe I've never tried my hand at a sugar cookie? I must.

    Thanks for joining in this week. Really appreciate it.

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  5. those are beautiful! certainly gift-worthy! and i'm sure they are delicious.

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  6. Your recipe sounds great! This is the only time of year when I feel like making cookies. I'll have to take advantage of it and make some sugar cookies!

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  7. Wow those look DELICIOUS Jenny!! BOTH cookies!!

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  8. Those look delicious ... I just might try them!

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  9. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I made these with my daughter. She loved crushing the candy canes, dipping the cookies in chocolate and sprinkling them with candy canes. We had a blast, they werE delicious and our friends loved them too! Thanks again.

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