Yield
2 1/2 dozen

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, beating until blended.

Step 3

Fold in chocolate morsels and crushed peppermint candy; drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 3 inches apart, onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes (do not overbake). Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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