December = 24 days of Cookies

That’s right- each day, I will at least attempt to bake a different cookie. Why? Well as far as childhood memories go cookies and the Christmas season go hand in hand. Whether its the overly decorated and coated in sugar cut-out sugar cookies, a plate of cookies and a glass of milk left out for Santa, family and friends cookie exchanges or simply a “need to warm the house- turn on the oven deal” – cookies definitely shine in the winter months.

Here we go so far:

Day 1: Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Cookies

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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons instant coffee granules (about 3 packets of Starbucks via)

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

½ cup Peppermint baking chips

Preheat oven to 375°

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, instant coffee, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter until fluffy, for about 2 minutes. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and mix until incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just incorporated, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed.

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Using a wooden spoon, stir in the semisweet and white chocolate chips. Be careful not to over-mix. Scoop dough into tablespoon-size balls and place 2-inches apart on baking sheet. Bake 9-10 minutesImage

 

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