Peppermint and Chocolate are like PB&J, better together. I just love the combination of the two and especially because it reminds me of the Holiday season. As we ease into the Holiday season, I know that this won’t be my last Chocolate Peppermint recipe. So stay tuned and enjoy 🙂
Storing Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Because these cookies are topped with a delicious buttercream, they need to be stored in the fridge. They can last up to a week in the fridge, I recommend keeping them in a sealed container so that they don’t dry out. They can also be stored, sealed in the freezer for up to two months.
What Else Can I Add To These Cookies?
These cookies are so chocolatey, chewy and delicious but are made especially wonderful because of the buttercream swirl on top. The creativity doesn’t have to stop there! You can top these cookies with crushed candy cake pieces, add in white chocolate chips to the cookie batter, top each cookie with a piece of chocolate peppermint bark, make the swirl red AND green – whatever you can think of! 🙂
Peppermint extract can be a very overpowering flavor. Always be sure to measure accurately when using it. This is also the reason why the buttercream on top is a vanilla buttercream (even though it looks like a big ol’ peppermint on top). If I paired the chocolate peppermint cookie with peppermint buttercream on top it would be to much peppermint at once…although you would feel minty fresh…
Piping The Buttercream Swirl
To pipe the buttercream swirl on top and give the cookie a peppermint swirl looking effect, I used a paint brush dipped in red gel food dye and brushed 4 vertical lines starting at the top of my piping bag working my way upward to the opening on the piping bag. You can pipe more or less lines depending on how you want your end result to look.
I use Americolor Food Gel. This is my favorite brand of food gel out there! The colors are so vibrant and a little goes a long way. I also use these tipless piping bags from amazon. They are so handy and work so well for all of my creations. You can find both of these products by clicking on the linked texts above to my Amazon Storefront listings.Yum