Friday, December 28, 2012

Oatmeal Peppermint Crunch Cookies


I made almost no extra goodies for the holiday season this year and really liked it that way. But these have been burning a hole in my mind for a while and I figured the kids would be happy if I'd treat them at least a little with something seasonal so I set out to make these today. Yum!
 
I took a basic Oatmeal Cookie recipe that I use a lot and changed it up a bit. The end result is a cookie with crunch but also a bit of chewy goodness. And who can resist a little white chocolate and peppermint?
 
Here it is:
1½ cups Organic Vegetable Shortening
½ cup Butter, softened
1½ cups White Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
1½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1½ teaspoons Baking Powder
1½ teaspoons Baking Soda
¾ teaspoon Salt
4½ cups Quick Oats
3 cups All Purpose Flour
1 cup Peppermint Crunch Candies

½ cup White Chocolate Chips
Vegetable Oil
additional Peppermint Crunch Candies,
 optional
 
In a mixer combine the first five ingredients and beat well with paddle attachment. Add the baking powder, soda, and salt and mix again. Add quick oats, flour, and peppermint crunch candies separately, mixing well after each addition.
 
With a size 40 cookie scoop, drop cookie dough onto a Silpat lined cookie sheet and press down till they are about half the height as before. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Longer for cookies sheets lined with parchment paper. Remove from oven when they begin to brown and allow to rest on the pan for several minutes till set. Remove to a wire rack (covered with parchment paper for easy clean up) and allow to cool. Melt (in the microwave 30 seconds at a time) white chocolate chips with just a smidgen of oil and stir with a fork until smooth. Place into a sandwich sized Ziploc baggie and snip off just a tiny corner and drizzle over the cookies. Sprinkle with additional peppermint crunch candies. I did because I had some left over. :)


Enjoy!

♥Be Blessed!♥
 
 


5 comments:

  1. What beautiful cookies! I love how thick they are!

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    1. Thank you Betsy! They would be perfect with tea or coffee. :)

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  2. My daughter wanted to make cookies with candy canes this year but we didn't get to it...these look fabulous. Pinning for sure!

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  3. Martha, these sound just wonderful! I love everything about them! I didn't bake a ton either but still ate my share of sweets!

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  4. How delicious! I love the Christmassy flavorings - so pretty!
    Mary x

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