Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies

Today I made Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies!

This recipe is from Food Network. But I omitted the peppermint candies, added 1/2C sugar to the chocolate dough, and did not roll the dough in powdered sugar.

3C flour, 3/4t baking powder, 1/4t salt, 1C unsalted butter, 1C sugar, 1 egg, beaten, 1T milk, 3oz unsweetened chocolate, melted, 1t vanilla, 1 egg yolk, 1t peppermint extract, 1C sugar, divided

Cream butter with 1C sugar.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Add beaten egg.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Stir in milk. Blend well. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Form a dough.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Divide dough in half, wrap each in plastic, and chill at least two hours. Melt chocolate.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Work chocolate, 1/2C sugar and vanilla into one half of the dough.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Work yolk, 1/2C sugar and peppermint extract into other half of dough. Chill each dough 5 minutes. Roll out chocolate dough until 1/4″ thick. Roll out other dough until 1/4″ thick. Place on top of chocolate dough.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Roll up the doughs into a log. Chill at least two more hours. Preheat oven to 375F.

Choc Peppermint Cookies

Slice into 1/2″ thick rounds and place on greased cookie sheets or food-grade silicone-reinforced glass-weave mat. Bake 12-15 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Cool on sheets five minutes, then remove to racks to cool.

Choc Peppermint Cookies