Peppermint Snowcaps

Posted on August 18, 2011

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This cookie just says Christmas to me.  Merushka makes these cookies and it is just one of our favorites.

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

6 T. softened butter

1 c. sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Then place 1 cup of the chocolate chips in a glass bowl.  Microwave at half power, stirring every 30 seconds to 1 minutes until chocolate it melted.

Beat butter, add sugar.  Then beat in melted chocolate, eggs, vanilla, & mint.  Beat in flour mixture.  Stir in remaining chocolate chips.  Chill dough in the freezer until easy to handle (about 3o min).

Roll balls of dough (about 1 T. a piece) in powdered sugar.  Place the coated balls in a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 min. at 350 until tops are crackled.  Let them sit a minute on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack.

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