BTW- I'm experimenting with a new format. Basically I want to make it easier for y'all to sort through and find the recipes you want without having to scroll for days. I'll probably adjust the old posts over time, and it might be after Christmas before everything gets formatted.
So these cookies. The hardest part is melting the chocolate, which takes like 5 minutes. Most of that time is getting the water hot enough.
Peppermint Mocha Krinkles (makes 16-18)
Adapted from Martha Stewart
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp instant espresso powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
4 tbs (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2/3 c packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
4 oz bittersweet and/or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 tbs milk
Powdered sugar, for coating
- Sift flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add egg, melted chocolate, and peppermint extract until well combined. Mix in dry ingredients gradually until just incorporated. Add milk and stir until just combined. Dough will be a little loose. Scrape dough onto plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Freeze 45 minutes to make dough workable.
- When dough is ready, preheat oven to 350º. Pour about 1/2 c of powdered sugar into a small bowl. Pinch off pieces of dough to roll into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar and coat thoroughly. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake 12-14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.