Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms
Updated: Dec 16, 2018
What do you get when you turn your everyday peanut butter blossoms into something festive?? Chocolate peppermint blossoms, duh!
Making these was quite funny... Jenna and I were baking a ton of things this day and couldn't bother to make homemade chocolate cookie dough #LAZY .. we know. Unfortunately, the refrigerated section of cookie dough didn't have any chocolate cookies of any kind.... so, we had to settle for the powdered Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk cookie mix. When you see Betty Crocker cookie mix, you think: "Betty Crocker knows how to make literally everything so this will definitely be great." Right? WRONG. This mix is essentially cake mix. Jenna and I are pretty convinced that if we had put the finished dough product into a cake pan, it would've baked into a perfectly good cake. For cookies though.....a cake-y consistency is not ideal. Anyway, we made do with what we had and they still tasted AMAZING (so ok Betty Crocker, you're off the hook this time), but if you have the time to whip up some homemade cookie dough, do that!
See, not exactly the cookie dough consistency you would expect....
Anyway, plop those suckers down onto a baking sheet and put them in the oven according to your specific recipe. The Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk cookie mix instructed to bake them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (350 for dark or non-stick pans) for 8-10 minutes. We took them out after 8 minutes just because we typically like our cookies undercooked. Also, because of the cake consistency, you want to be careful not to burn them around the edges by leaving them in for too long.
When they come out of the oven, you'll want to put the peppermint kisses in almost immediately. If you want to wait a couple of minutes so that the bottoms of the kisses don't melt from the temperature of the cookies, that's completely fine. Just don't wait too long because the kisses may not set properly.
For the white chocolate drizzle, we melted some Baker's white chocolate, put it into a piping bag, and just drizzled it over top. Drizzling with a spoon will work equally as well! And lastly, sprinkle the crushed candy canes over top and THERE YA GO! Dig in!!
PS: you can eat these one of two ways! If you prefer the chocolate melted, go ahead and start eating the cookies right away! Butttt, you can also put them in the fridge for a few minutes or let them sit out for a little bit to let the chocolate cool, set, and harden. Up to you!
Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk cookie mix (or any kind of chocolate cookie dough!)
1/4 cup vegetable oil (for cookie mix)
2 tbsp water (for cookie mix)
1 egg (for cookie mix)
Peppermint Hershey's kisses
Baker's white chocolate wafers
1. Preheat oven to 375 (or 350 for lighter or non-stick pans) degrees Fahrenheit
2. Mix together cookie mix, vegetable oil, water, and the egg. Mix well until the dough is smooth. Dough will be almost like cake mix as far as consistency - that's ok. Scoop about a teaspoon worth of dough onto a cookie sheet. Keep them about 2 inches apart from each other.
3. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and place one peppermint kiss on top of each cookie. Let cool and remove from cookie sheet.
5. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the tops of the cookies (either using a piping bag or a spoon.)
6. Sprinkle crushed candy canes over top of the cookies.
7. If you prefer a hot cookie and melted chocolate, feel free to dig in now. Otherwise, let the cookies sit for a bit to let the chocolate set, cool, and harden. Sticking these in the fridge can speed up the process!