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Melted Peppermint Patty Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 C (2 sticks) Unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 C Light brown sugar
  • 3/4 C Granulated sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 C All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Pk (3.4 oz) Instant dark chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 C Dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 Large bag Peppermint patties

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Combine butter with light brown and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed until well combined. Sugar must be fully mixed into butter.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating each egg into batter. Add vanilla and peppermint extract and beat into batter.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, pudding mix and cocoa powder. Slowly add dry mix into batter while mixer is running on low. Dough will form and become very thick. Increase speed to medium to help combine all ingredients.
  5. Unwrap half of the peppermint patties (save at least 12). Chop in a food processor into tiny pieces. Add to dough. Mix until combined.
  6. Line a baking pan with a piece of parchment paper or baking mat. This is important! Place a large scoop of dough onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Unwrap remaining peppermint patties and cut in half. Press one half of peppermint patty into the top of each cookie.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes in preheated oven. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
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