Bake Club+ : Chocolate Peppermint Butter Cookies
Day 3 of COOKIE WEEK brings us the chocolate we've been waiting for and a tip on temperature!
Welcome to our first annual COOKIE WEEK! 5 days of cookie tips and tricks plus 5 BRAND NEW holiday cookie recipes to add to your rotation.
It was hard to stop at 5 recipes, but you’ll find that there is something here for everyone. Simple sugar cookies with a festive twist, deeply chocolate and decorative cookies, an update on my childhood favorites and more!
Cookie Tip #3: Mind the Temperature
Like with all baking recipes, make sure you pay attention to temperature. I am talking about the temperature of your ingredients, your oven when the cookies go in, chill time, etc.
Unless otherwise specified, always start with room temperature ingredients. Cookies tend to have such few ingredients to start with, so small things like temperature and technique can make a big difference.
As we learned in the Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Wait, chilling the dough (when called for), matters. This can affect both taste and texture of the baked cookies. Dough that is too soft and baked immediately may spread too much. On the other hand, dough that is too cold and stiff from using ingredients straight from the fridge will give you trouble too (like when trying to pipe these Chocolate Peppermint Butter Cookies).
Lastly, make sure your oven has properly preheated before baking cookies. Cookies spend such a short amount of time in the oven, and you don’t want them to start off too cold or with a blast of heat from a still-preheating oven.
Chocolate Peppermint Butter Cookies
These cookies are ultra rich and chocolatey. They are tender throughout without being overly sweet like a lot of other holiday cookies. I love their shape, and the peppermint chocolate glaze makes them pretty irresistible.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.