Already have an account?
Get back to the
Dessert

Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Trees

Rich dark chocolate decorated with mint icing and mint candy is pure holiday delight.

Serving Size:

24

Active Time:

35 min.

Total Time:

 1 hr., 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, at room temp.
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5-6 hard round peppermint candies, crushed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; reserve. On medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar and peppermint extract until fluffy. On low speed, gradually beat in reserved flour mixture until dough forms. Shape into disk. Wrap in plastic wrap; chill until firm, at least 30 min.
  2. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to ¼” thickness. Using 3″ tree-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies, rerolling scraps. Transfer to baking sheets, placing 1″ apart. Bake until baked through, 10–12 min. Let cool.
  3. Stir together confectioners’ sugar, 1 Tbs. water and vanilla. Drizzle over cookies; sprinkle with peppermint candies.

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.