Peppermint Choc-Chip Cookies

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Tinted bright green, these peppermint choc-chip cookies made with peppermint essence are a favourite treat for children and are great to serve around Christmastime.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 36 cookies

    • 1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 10 drops green food coloring
    • 1 teaspoon peppermint essence
    • 3 1/4 cups (485g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 375g dark chocolate chips

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, egg yolk, green food coloring and peppermint essence until smooth.
    2. Combine flour, baking powder, bicarb, cream of tartar, and salt in a separate bowl. Mix into egg mixture until dough comes together. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover dough and refrigerate until firm enough to scoop, about 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
    4. Drop spoonfuls of dough 5cm apart onto the baking trays.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the baking tray for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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