Triple Chocolate Red Velvet-Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
 
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Super moist with three kinds of chocolate, these Triple Chocolate Red-Velvet Peppermint Cookies deserve a place on your holiday table.
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Recipe type: Cookie
Ingredients
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 3.5-ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1½ tablespoons red food coloring
  • 3.5-ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, espresso powder, and peppermint extract; set aside. In another small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Place the butter and brown sugar in an electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg mixture and beat until well blended, about 2 minutes. Add the melted chocolate and food coloring and mix to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until combined and a smooth dough forms. Fold in chopped chocolate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. (Note: At this point you can freeze if you’re making in advance).
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Place granulated and confectioners’ sugars in separate shallow bowls. Divide dough into tablespoonful-size balls. Roll first in the granulated sugar and then evenly coat in the confectioners’ sugar; place on prepared pans allowing room to spread.
  4. Bake 12-14 minutes, rotating pans halfway through, until surface is cracked and edges set (cookies will appear underdone between the cracks). Let cool completely on baking sheets before serving.
Recipe by GreenThumbWhiteApron.com at http://www.greenthumbwhiteapron.com/triple-chocolate-red-velvet-peppermint-crinkle-cookies/