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Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Ice Cold Milk Shots

One of the best ways to spread holiday cheer is with a batch of warm, gooey homemade cookies served with ice cold milk. These tasty treats are perfect to leave out for Santa and his crew, or to greet holiday guests with as they come home for the holidays.

Chocolate and peppermint go together like a snow day and a warm mug of hot cocoa. And these delicious homemade cookies are chock full of gooey chocolate chunks, with just a hint of cool peppermint that complements the sweet and chocolaty goodness. 

These cookies are best served sitting atop shots of ice cold milk adorned with a festive striped straw. For a bigger serving of milk, opt for festive candle votives instead of traditional shot glasses. 

A batch of these cookies, complete with the adorable milk shooters, are a great way to welcome home out-of-towners who have traveled far and wide to be home for the holidays. Or have the kiddos help make a batch to set out for Santa and his reindeer. If anything, these cookies are almost as good as having everyone together for Christmas -- and best enjoyed surrounded by loved ones.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Using a stand mixer, mix melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar until well combined. Beat in peppermint extract, egg, and egg yolk and continue mixing until light and creamy.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks. Place dough on prepped cookie sheets.

Bake 10-13 minutes.

Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool.

Using votive candle holders, fill with ice cold milk and place the cookies on top of the glass with a striped holiday straw.

Makes: About 20-24 cookies

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