These peppermint bonbon cookies feature an ooey-gooey chocolate center, homemade glaze, and crunchy peppermint candy topping.
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup finely crushed hard peppermint candies
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
Additional coarsely crushed hard peppermint candies, divided
1/2 cup powdered sugar (optional)
2 1/2 teaspoons milk (optional)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels, melted (optional)
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; cook over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup crushed peppermint and 6 Tbsp. sugar. Let cool 30 minutes.
Add eggs to melted chocolate, 1 at a time, stirring well. Stir in extracts.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to chocolate mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in chocolate morsels. Cover and chill dough 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.
Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 12 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and cracked on top. Sprinkle coarsely crushed peppermints onto cookies; press candy lightly into cookies. Let cookies cool 5 minutes on baking sheets. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Whisk together powdered sugar and milk; drizzle over cooled cookies, if desired. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired. Sprinkle cookies again with chopped peppermint, if desired. Let cookies stand until glaze and chocolate are firm.
These cookies are amazing. A few tweeks - microwave the first 3 ingredients just until the choc starts to melt, stir for remaining melt. No need to let it cool if you don't heat it up too much. Sift the flour before measuring as one reviewer recommended. Use a scoop (another great recommendation!) to put the cookies on parchment paper. Then - put the cookie sheets of unbaked cookies in the cold garage for a few hours before baking. Bake as directed. I pressed Junior MInts into the warm cookies as they came out of the oven. Super yummy.
I was working so my husband voluteered to make these cookies, and they turned out extremely well. Contrary to some of the other reviews, the cookies did look like the photo--he used an ice cream scoop to make them rounded, so they tasted great and looked festive!
This is my 2nd year for this cookie & they are delicious and a great gift!!
This year I used Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses instead of the peppermint and drizzle for the topping. Push the Kisses in as soon as the cookies come out of the oven & tap until melted! Superb!
Love this recipe, yeah it's more expensive than others but since I was baking for a gift, I can let go of that part. Mine didn't really turn out like the picture - the milk/pw sugar looked more like a glaze so added melted chocolate to the tops too. On the cookies I left the glaze/chocolate off, they were way too dry so for sure use the glaze/chocolate. Either way, I have gotten rave reviews and requests for more!
I made these for our annual holiday party. They tasted great and looked very festive. I made them a few days ahead and the crushed peppermint on the tops got a little sticky. I'll definitely make them again, but maybe just one day before next time.
These cookies were amazing. I was afraid they would be dry after reading the reviews so i added an extra egg and i did not let them sit for two hours. I brought them to my friend and his family and they loved them. i was able to make about 70 cookies and they were gone before i knew it. a few came out dry but the rest were amazin. they were better the next day
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