Monday, November 05, 2012

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I was honored to receive an email inviting me to try out a recipe from Nestle's Fall Flavors . After a hard decision and a game of ink a bink a bottle of ink I finally decided on Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I'm a mint and chocolate aholic and these hit the spot! What a perfect treat for the upcoming holiday season! We will definitely be making these again in the near future and dipping them in some homemade Hot Cocoa while snuggling in front of the fireplace. 
For more idea's from Nestle please stop by and visit The Nestles Fall Flavors Page for lots of other fall and holiday favorites! 


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Roll call of characters! Butter..Check...Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips, sugar, Nescafe Tasters Choice House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee, vanilla extract, peppermint extract, eggs, all-purpous flour, baking powder and last but not least soft peppermint candies. Check, check and double check!   
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Ok step number one make sure you buy enough chocolate chips. Upon starting I realized the recipe called for 3 cups and a 12 ounce bag only contains 2 cups of chocolate chips. Luckily for me I had a half bag leftover from another adventure I was able to save the day with! 
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Melt butter and chocolate chips over medium heat in a small saucepan while stirring constantly until smooth.
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Chooocolate....
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Add chocolate to a mixing bowl and add sugar. Beat until combined.
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Next up is our Nescafe Tasters Choice House Blend Granuals. 
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Add 3 teaspoons of the coffee granuals to the chocolate mixture.
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Then vanilla.
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Oh and don't forget the peppermint!  Beat until combined.
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Add all 3 eggs and beat until well combined.
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Add flour and baking powder and mix until well combined.
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Chocolaty goodness! 
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Stir in your remaining 2 cups chocolate chips.
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Crush soft peppermint candies. I found the candies left dents in my wooden rolling pin. So we moved on to...
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Our nut chopper and found it worked perfect! 
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Scoop cookies onto a parchement or silpat lined baking sheet using a medium sized cookie scoop and sprinkle with crushed soft peppermint candies. Tip: I made 2 different sized cookies one using my standard sized cookie scoop and then for larger cookies I made a double scoop of dough and rolled them into a ball together. For standard sized cookies bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. For larger cookies I baked mine 12-15 minutes or until set.
Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes before removing cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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Enjoy with a tall glass of milk, mocha or a cuppa hot chocolate! 












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Nestle Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Prep time: PT15M
Cook time: PT15M
Total time: PT30M
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter (Softened)
  • 3 cups NESTLî TOLLHOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons NESCAFÃ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint
  • 3 whole Large Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 12 whole Soft Peppermint Candies (Crushed)
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. MELT butter and 1 cup chocolate morsels in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
  3. Transfer chocolate mixture into a large mixer bowl; add sugar and beat until
  4. combined. Add coffee granules, vanilla extract and peppermint extract; beat just until combined. Beat in eggs. Add flour and baking powder, mixing until all is incorporated.
  5. Fold in remaining 2 cups chocolate morsels.
  6. SCOOP dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart, using a medium sized cookie scoop. Sprinkle each cookie with a little of the crushed peppermint candies.
  7. BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Allow to cool for about 2 minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

13 comments:

  1. Love this peppermint mocha cookies, that too with chocolate . Delicious.

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  2. This looks like a perfect Christmas-time cookie! I'm a fan of peppermint and chocolate together!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  3. Scrumptious! Perfect for my Christmas cookie plate!

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  4. Awesome! Its sounding incredibly delicious. Loved it.

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  5. These are incredible! I love peppermint mochas! A perfect cookie and coffee combination! :)

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  6. Yummo, love the peppermint candy sprinkled on top!

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  7. Ohhhh these look like the perfect accompaniment to my peppermint mocha!! :) I love that you used the nut chopper for the peppermint candies - so creative and resourceful!

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  8. So we just bought these white chocolate peppermint pretzels...and I think they would be perfect to use in these cookies! My husband would flip for it.

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  9. What is the yield for these, anyone know?

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  10. My cookies were nice and soft after taking them out of the oven. The next day they turned super hard. They have to be dunked in milk or coffee or you might chip a tooth. Why did this happen? Help??

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    1. I am sorry your cookies turned so hard the next day. I have not run into this problem with this recipe myself, but my first guess would be they were over cooked. Did you bake the cookies for the minimum time or the maximum? I would try to cut down the baking time if you make the cookies again, everyone's ovens so different it defiantly could have affected the baking time. I hope this helps and you have a wonderful Holiday.
      -Serena

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  11. do u have to use instant coffee? I only have regular coffee.

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    1. Hi Michelle, If you don't have instant coffee you could just leave it out. Have a wonderful day!

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