Chocolate Mint Cookies

Adapted from this Oprah recipe
Yield: 3 dozen

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
5/8 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, cut into small cubes
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp peppermint extract
  1. Combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl of food processor or stand mixer. Mix to combine.
  2. Add butter. Mix until butter is combined. Mixture will not come together.
  3. Add the egg yolk, vanilla, and peppermint and mix until dough comes together.
  4. Remove dough from bowl and shape into a 1-inch wide log.
  5. Wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Remove dough from refrigerator. Cut into 1/4-inch discs and place on parchment lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown at the edges. Cool completely on racks.
  9. Can also be coated in tempered chocolate.