Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen

2 c flour

2 T cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 c sugar

1/4 c butter, melted

1/2 c chocolate chips, melted

4 eggs, large

2 tsp vanilla

6 candy canes, crushed

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa; set aside.

Combine sugar, butter and chocolate in large mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, incorporating between each addition. Add vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl as needed.

On low speed, add dry ingredients. Scrape sides of bowl once. Continue mixing until just incorporated, about 2 to 3 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour crushed candy canes into a small bowl. Using a small cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop dough in 1 to 1-1/2 inch balls. Roll in candy and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod