Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Rich with double the chocolate and a festive little sprinkle of crushed candy canes, these Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies are the PERFECT way to ring in the holidays!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

And just like that…Thanksgiving’s overrrrrr! Next up….the hap-happiest season of all! And what better way to ring in the Christmas season than with some Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! How did your turkey’s turn out? Hopefully they were nice and juicy! Did anyone try anything new for their feast this year? My brother and sister-in-law hosted and everything was quite dee-lish! It couldn’t have been a more enjoyable holiday!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

The day after Thanksgiving was spent breaking out Christmas decorations and baking cookies, one of my favorite post Thanksgiving day traditions. The house smelled amazing! Christmas music was playing and lights were twinkling. I spent the day making old favorites and testing out some new recipes I’ll be sharing throughout the month of December, so get ready folks.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

These Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies are first on the list and have always been a family favorite. I was so excited to share these with Deborah Balint of Rainy Day Bites as part of the #holidaycookieparty2016. Deborah’s the host of a monthly online cookbook club and a fabulous food photographer. Her IG feed always leaves me drooling! You NEED to check it out!

The cookie swap was organized by my sweet friend Rebecca over at Displaced Housewife. Her blog is AMAZING!! She brought together some very talented bloggers to bring you some of the best cookie recipes for the 2016 holiday baking season! I was absolutely thrilled to be part of the group!  Scroll down to just above the recipe to see all the other amazing bloggers who were part of the swap and their fabulous recipes! You don’t want to miss any! Join in on the fun on Instagram by using the hashtag #holidaycookieparty2016 when you make any of the cookies on the list or any of your own holiday favorites!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

The recipe for these rich and chocolately cookies is essentially a traditional sugar cookie recipe. I added some unsweetened cocoa powder along with one teaspoon of peppermint extract and a sprinkling of crushed candy canes on top, then dipped half of the cookies in some melted chocolate and topped each one off with an extra little sprinkle of candy cane crunch. The crushed candy canes on top are so festive and they always look so pretty on the holiday cookie tray or packaged up as a holiday gift.

I hope these make it onto your holiday baking list friends. Enjoy! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Meet the #holidaycookieparty2016 bakers…

Wife Mama Foodie | Gluten Free Icebox Cookie

Now Forager | Vanilla Bean Marshmallow & Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Cookies

DisplacedHousewife | Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles

Tutti Dolci | Brown Butter Chai Snickerdoodles

The Daley Plate | Romany Creams

Fig & Bleu | Cornmeal & Cherry Shortbreads

Cloudy Kitchen | Anzac Biscuits

The Beach House Kitchen | Double Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Vanilla and Bean | Cocoa Nibby Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Chez LaRae | White Rollout Cookies

Husbands That Cook | Apple Cider Snickerdoodles

Rainy Day Bites | Melody Cookies

Bakeritablog | Brown Butter Shortbreads With Dark Chocolate

The Jam Lab | Thandai Shortbread Cookies

Katie Clova | Espresso Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Food Fashion Party | Stuffed Shortbread Cookies

My Kitchen Love | Chocolate Toffee Shortbread

No Crumbs Left | Peanut Butter Blossoms

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