I love December! It’s Christmas time and I get to bake all month long if I feel like it, and I feel like it! (So get ready for lots of baking posts!) Woo Hoo! These are so easy and so fast to make. The center is a peppermint patty so they go together so quickly. It’s a Pampered Chef recipe for my friend Wendy who’s birthday is today. Happy Birthday Wendy!
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate morsels
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
2 candy canes or 8 – 10 peppermint hard candies (about 1/4 cup crushed) (since these were a birthday gift and not a Christmas present, I substituted clear sprinkles for the candy canes but the candy canes look really cute on these cookies for Christmas)
1/4 cup white or semi sweet chocolate morsels (I used 1 two ounce bar of Dove white chocolate)
10 – 12 mini foil wrapped peppermint patties, unwrapped
1 Preheat oven to 375. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine chocolate chips and butter in bowl and microwave on high 40 – 60 seconds or until smooth, stirring after each 20 second interval. Add sugar and egg to bowl and mix until well blended. Add flour and mix just until flour is incorporated. Using Small Scoop, drop 20 level scoops of batter, 1″ apart, onto pan. Bake 9 – 11 minutes or until edges are set. (Do not overbake.)
2 Meanwhile, place candy canes in a resealable plastic bag and crush. Place white chocolate morsels in small bowl and microwave, uncovered, on high 30 – 60 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring once.
3 Remove pan from oven to cooling rack. Immediately turn over half the cookies; top with peppermint patties and remaining cookies to form 10 sandwiches. Drizzle white chocolate over cookies and immediately sprinkle with crushed candies. Transfer to platter. Line pan with additional parchment and scoop remaining batter. Bake 9 – 10 minutes. Assemble as directed above.
(I doubled the recipe and got about 26 sandwich cookies.)