Chocolate chip cookie recipes are a great, giftable treat to make for friends and family during the holiday season. The addition of crushed peppermint candies give these chocolate chip cookies a minty crunch.
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
3/4 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy (about 8 large candy canes)
How to Make It
Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
Fold in chocolate morsels and crushed peppermint candy; drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 3 inches apart, onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes (do not overbake). Transfer to wire racks to cool.