Mint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living, December 2010 

Ingredients

*2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour

*1/3 cup mint-flavored hot chocolate powder

*3/4 tsp. baking powder

*1/2 tsp. salt

*2 sticks butter, softened

*1 cup sugar

*1 large egg

*1 tsp. vanilla extract 

*1 cup chopped peppermint patties

Instructions

*Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. 

*Whisk together flour, hot chocolate powder, baking powder and salt.
*With an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined. Slowly add in the flour mixture, beating until just combined, followed by the peppermint patties. 

*Form dough into 1-inch circles. Place on baking sheets and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Bake 9 minutes per batch. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before transfering to wire rack to cool completely.

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