Thursday, December 6, 2018

Peppermint Brownie Bites #ChristmasCookies

This post is sponsored on behalf of #ChristmasCookiesWeek. The generous sponsors, YumGoggle, Sprinkle Pop, Silpat and Adams Extracts have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.  

Fudge-like, brownie, cookies topped with peppermint icing and a piece of peppermint for the perfect Christmas treat.

Please join me for Day 4 of Christmas Cookies Week........

Thank you to Ellen at Family Around the Table and Christie at A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookiesWeek.  I took an unplanned midweek break because I failed to read all of the directions for this event and doubled up with other events.  This was against the rules so I posted with the other events and am returning today and tomorrow to finish off this fun event.

Monday I posted our Welcome post and a wonderful recipe for Christmas Macarons.  This is where you will find all our information on the sponsors for this event as well as the opportunity to enter their generous giveaway.

Tuesday I posted some Quatre Epices Cookies and also linked to the others in this group and the giveaway raffle.  Yesterday, I went savory with this delicious Garlic Herb Chicken wrapped in Puff Pastry.  Perfect for a Holiday dinner party.

Today I am back with some cookies, featuring not one but two of the wonderful extracts that I received from Adams Best.  I used the vanilla in the cookie part of this recipe and the peppermint for the frosting.  If there is a more festive flavor than Chocolate Peppermint, I have yet to discover it.

I was lucky enough to have a little Elf helping me with these cookies. It is always fun baking with my tiny sous chef.

Before I share my recipe let's take a look at what Christmas Cookies the others are sharing today.......

Now to share my recipe that I adapted from one found in Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookies Cookbook.

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Peppermint Brownie Bites

prep time: 15 minscook time: 9 minstotal time: 24 mins
Fudge-like, brownie, cookies topped with peppermint icing and a piece of peppermint for the perfect Christmas treat.


1 c. flour
1/2 c. unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 t. baking powder
pinch of salt
3 T. butter, melted and cooled
3/4 c. sugar
2 T. honey
1 t. vanilla
1 egg white
1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 T. heavy cream
1/2 t. peppermint extract
round, hard, peppermint candies , broken into chunks for garnish, if desired.


Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Whisk together the sugar, butter, honey, vanilla and egg white.  Stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture until just blended.

With greased or wet hands, form the mixture into 1" balls.  The dough is very sticky and not conducive to a cookie scoop.  I had to wet my hands after every few balls. 

Place the balls onto a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350* oven for 7-9 minutes, until slightly cracked on top.

Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl.  Add 1 Tablespoon of the cream and the peppermint extract.  Stir, adding more cream, a teaspoon at a time, until you have reached the desired consistency for frosting.

Spread each cookie with a little frosting and top with a mint chunk, if desired.


Adapted from a recipe found in GoodHousekeeping Christmas Cookies.
Created using The Recipes Generator


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