Crushed peppermint candies easily add afestive look and holiday flavor to chocolate cookies.
Recipe: Dark Chocolate CandyCane Crackles
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
8 ounces candy canes or hard peppermint candies, finely crushed
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chip-size bits*
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.
*For best chocolate flavor, look for good-qualitydark or bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate with a minimumof 70% cocoa solids.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
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