Christmas is seriously the craziest time of year!! It’s funny! Have you noticed that people are just different during this time of year? There’s just a little crazy in people’s eyes. Myself included. I am always stressed figuring out my Christmas list. What am I buying? What I am making? Who gets what? OMG!! Did I forget about little Anna??!! It’s just crazy!
That’s why I love these Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies. They are sweet & simple and full of Christmas spirit. Marshmallow + peppermint + chocolate + cookie = heaven in my mouth.
The marshmallow adds a really light and heavenly mouth feel while the cookie is super dense, fudgy and chewy. I also used greek yogurt in the recipe because it adds a subtle tangy flavor for great balance and gives the cookie a really nice consistency. Make sure you use greek yogurt in the recipe and do not substitute regular yogurt. The water content in greek yogurt is much less than regular yogurt which results in a fudgier, chewier cookie. And that also means deliciousness! This recipe also requires the dough to be refrigerated so there’s a little patience involved before baking but on the plus side it uses melted butter so there’s no waiting for the butter to soften. Always a plus! I always recommend refrigerating your cookie dough before baking. Refrigerating the dough allows the glutens to relax and chillax resulting in a softer and more tender cookie. Refrigerated cookie dough also always gives the cookie a richer deeper flavor but most importantly this dough needs to firm up before baking since it is so soft from the greek yogurt and melted butter. Other than that, these cookies are super easy & simple & just what we need during the Christmas crazy!
|Melt the butter in microwave safe bowl. With a wooden spoon or spatula mix the brown sugar, white sugar and cocoa powder with the melted butter.|
|Add in the greek yogurt & vanilla and mix to combine.|
|Add in the flour, ground candy canes, salt & baking soda. Mix to combine.|
|Add in the Andes mint bits. And mix to combine. Chill dough for 30 minutes.|
|Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spoon a tablespoon of cookie dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper about 2-3 inches apart. Cookies will spread. Bake for 6 mins. Remove from oven and place 2 halves of a large marshmallow on the cookie. Bake for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes.|
|In a double boiler, melt the chocolate. Drizzle chocolate over each cookie and top with crushed candy canes.|
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