Enjoy the classic combination of chocolate and peppermint all year long in this simple, yet oh-so-good cookie recipe.
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
7.9 ounces (about 1 3/4 cups) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/2 ounces crushed hard peppermint candies (such as Starlight)
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat just until blended. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt.
Beat peppermint extract into cookie dough at medium speed. Stir in crushed peppermint candies and chocolate chips. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.