Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Yummies

My centerpiece is in an old wooden bowl with my glass holder from Target which is filled with pinecones and surrounded by a berry garland and mini battery operated  lights that are on a copper strand.
The start of the blue hour!
My Target plates that my dear hubby and I scoured for around 20+ years ago.  I made the Big Star quilt topper. 
My Mom gave me these cute little s & p shakers.  Isn't their vintage look sweet?
Mmmmmmmmmm these cookies are so perfect for Christmas time!  I copied this recipe several years ago, while at the hair dressers.  I think it came from Woman's Day or Family Circle.  I took it to a cookie exchange and the ladies loved it.  I hope you try these delicious little morsels.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1 egg
2 1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup flour

Beat butter for 30 seconds.  Add sugar, vanilla and salt.  Beat until combined, scraping bowl.  Beat in egg and chocolate.  Beat in flour.

Drop by rounded  teaspoons (I roll them into small balls) 2" apart on ungreased sheets.  Grease bottom of glass and dip in sugar and flatten cookies.  You will need to keep dipping the glass into sugar. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.  Cool 1 minute and then transfer to racks to finish cooling.

NOTE:  At this point, you can freeze the cookies, unfrosted for 3 monuths, thaw and then frost.


1/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 t. peppermint extract
2-3 T. milk
red food coloring, optional

Beat butter for 30 seconds.  Add rest of ingredients and tint pink, if desired.  Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.


In small saucepan, heat and stir 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 2 t. shortening.  Drizzle over cookies.

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  1. I just saw some cookies like this on Pinterest and was wanting to make some too. I am sure they disappeared quickly. I just love your plates. The modern Christmas tree design is so fun and unusual.

    What a fun table. Hope you are having fun with Christmas and not under too much stress.

  2. Love your Christmas tablescape! And your peppermint frosted chocolate yummies look delicious. I recently did a post about a Peppermint theme event on my blog. You can't help but think about Peppermint at Christmas time when candy canes are so prevalent.

  3. Everything here is so adorable and sweet, especially the yummy looking cookies. I have also quickly copied recipes while waiting at the dentist or doctor office! xo

  4. What a charming table! Love your quilt and the Christmas tree plates. Adorable salt and pepper shakers. The cookies look delicious. I need to get busy!

  5. Everything is so yummy at this time of year! I need to make hubby some cookies!

  6. Another yummy recipe. Who eats all these goodies are your home? If I were to bake sweets, it would just be me eating them, occasionally hubby.

  7. Very seasonal cookies indeed Kitty! Love your pretty plates and the S&P's are adorable:@)

  8. Yum! How do you keep your girlish figure with all that wonderful baking in your home? Those cookies sure look good; pretty too. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

    Christmas blessings,

  9. I remember these dishes at Target!!!!!!!! That was back when Ramon and I were a brand new couple. I lived in a new condo in the 'burbs and was looking for some new Christmas dishes. I remember admiring these because of the tree in the center. I liked the "snow" on it! Oh, my gosh...has it been 20 years?!??!!! They still look great after all this time! I love the salt & pepper shakers. They remind me of the 1930s. Not that I was around back in the 30s, but I love looking at pieces from that era. :-) The cookies look pretty. I don't need another sweet thing in my body this season, but I think I can eat just one...maybe two...OK, maybe a couple more for later. ;-)

  10. Your cookies look delish - and your table is so festive! Happy Holidays!

  11. Love your quilted topper. It looks so good with those plates. I adore the S&P's... I printed this recipe and it will be made! Nothing is better than chocolate and peppermint. xo marlis

  12. Kitty, I love your plates and I'm sure you love using them. The S&P's are so darn cute and the quilted topper is just perfect. I'm saving all these yummy cookie recipes!

  13. Kitty, you've shared another delicious looking recipe!! I'd love to spend a week or two at your house. :-D

    Your centerpiece is really beautiful and so creative. I love your dishes and the precious salt and peppers. You were smart to make that star-shaped quilt; I need to learn to quilt (and knit, and crochet). You captured a great shot of the Blue Hour.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kitty, and have a wonderful week!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  14. Those cookies sound your table topper.

  15. Kitty~ I love your vintage salt & pepper couple! They remind me of some candles my mom used to carefully wrap up and put out every year. I love Target~ I can always find something for the table there and your cookies look & sound wonderful!

  16. I like the centerpiece, Kitty. Beautiful plates and they have a sentimental value too. Your cookies look scrumptious...Christine

  17. How charming! Love the folk art feel to the table. Nice quilt! Have a great Thursday :)

  18. Hi Kitty!
    Your cookies sound delicious and so easy. Also cute salt and pepper figures.

  19. Everything looks great! Nice centerpiece, too. Susan

  20. I love the plates dear Kitty, such a warm table and so inviting, caz I know you always have the goodies! Thanks for this cookie recipe, sounds great. Thank you also for your sweet visit to my kitchen, I love it when you do! Happy holidays.

  21. Love those photos, Kitty, and your cookies sound awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

  22. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen


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