Happy Cookie Friday!
These guys are kind of a combination of chewy chocolate cookies and peppermint patties. And that creme stuff is just fun to play with! It’s like marshmallowy playdoh.
2 sticks of melted butter
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
2 pounds confectioners sugar
about 3 tablespoons water
Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment or wax paper.
Melt butter and mix in sugar, vanilla, syrup, and eggs.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix to combine.
Drop onto baking sheets with teaspoons and bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until they don’t look very wet anymore.
While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. With an electric mixer, mix together the sweetened milk and peppermint extract. Slowly add the sugar. Once the sugar is incorporated, add the water a tablespoon at a time. You want the filling to be kind of stiff but soft enough to squish between two cookies without breaking them.
Put a dollop of filling on one cookie, and flatten it out with another cookie and Voila! Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich thingy!