Chocolate Peppermint Star Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Star Cookies

Cute star shaped cookies with a pepperminty zing to offset the rich chocolate taste... in a star shape for christmas!

Nirmala Prem


  1. 1 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
  2. 1/2 Cup cocoa unsweetened powder
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  4. 1 Cup butter , unsalted (at room temperature)
  5. 1 Cup sugar powdered
  6. 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 Cup royal icing (preferably home made)
  8. 1/4 Cup peppermint red and white candies , crushed


60 mins
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    Sift flour, cocoa and salt into a medium bowl.

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    Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. beat in vanilla.

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    Add dry ingredients; beat until dough holds together.

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    Divide dough in half. shape each piece into a disk. wrap in plastic; chill until firm enough to roll, at least 45 minutes and upto one day.

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    Set rack in center of oven and preheat to 300 degrees F. line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper (foil works just fine too).

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    Roll out one dough disk on floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness. using 3 inch star shaped cutter, cut out cookies. transfer to sheets, spacing 1 inch apart.

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    Gather scraps into ball. wrap; chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

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    Bake cookies, 1 sheet at a time, until tops feel firm to touch, about 25 minutes.

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    Cool on sheets 10 minutes. transfer to racks and cool completely.

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    Repeat rolling cutting and baking until all the dough is used up.

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    Glaze the cooled cookies with royal icing. sprinkle with crushed candies. let stand until the icing is set.

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    Tip* the cookies can be prepared ahead. store in an air-tight container at room temperature for upto 3 days. freeze upto 2 weeks. glaze when ready to serve; glazed cookies can be made 3 days ahead. store cookies in air-tight containers between sheets of waxed paper at room temperature.

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