Do you love Chocolate and Peppermint together as much as I do? I feel like it's one of those things that just tastes like Christmas... Anyway these are a pretty standard Chocolate Chip Cookie with a little less sugar since we have more sugary add-ins than normal. And they are just enough pepperminty to be Christmasy but not over the top at all! :) (So, I guess what I'm saying is that you could get away with them year round! :)
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 c. Shortening
1-1/3 c. Sugar (I used all white but I suppose you could still do half white and half brown here)
1/2 t. Salt
1 t. Vanilla
1 t. Baking Soda
3 c. Flour (all-purpose)
1 c. Chocolate Chips (I prefer semi-sweet in my cookies, but you could use your preference!)
1/2 c. Peppermint Candy Canes, crushed (or peppermint candies)
Cream shortening and sugar until well blended. Mix in salt, vanilla, baking soda and eggs until combined. Add flour 1 cup at a time until just combined. Then stir in chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy canes. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Then using a cookie scoop (or whatever you like to use) place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet about 3" apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden.
Makes 4+ dozen cookies.