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In the LAist Kitchen: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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In the spirit of the holidays we recently took to the kitchen a second time to follow up our smashingly successful Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies with another round of treats to share. This time we had our eye on a more Christmassy flavor: Peppermint Candy Cane. The cookie? Chocolate Peppermint. It's a chocolate-chocolate chip cookie with a mint-flavored glaze sprinkled with crushed candy cane pieces.

In general these were fairly simple to make. The batter was a lot stickier and messier than we'd expected, and the cookies didn't spread as much as we'd thought once we popped the trays in the oven. But the results were rather impressive, in looks and in taste. One recipient of the cookies cursed us, saying they were so good that they had to eat them all in one sitting. Another taster gave them a big thumbs up, noting that they had a similar flavor to that famous cookie, the Girl Scout Thin Mint; though the minty taste is indeed reminiscent of that annual indulgence, these are also more textured and rich, and have that definite holiday flair with those red, white, and green bits of candy cane on top. Most of all, people are drawn to the looks of this cookie--they look fancy and professional, but that's readily accomplished. All you need is the recipe, and, if you're so inclined, the set of photos we took to guide you through the procedure.