…you had me at peppermint marshmallows
As I discovered with my Thumbprint Cookies, I am intrigued with the combination of chocolate and peppermint. They are two distinct flavors that pair extremely well together in mochas, candies, and of course, in cookies. Inspired by Miss Picky Palate’s love for stuffing everything but the kitchen sink into cookie dough, I too, had the urge to stuff something sassy in mine.
I found a bag of Peppermint Marshmallows at Target (alongside a zillion other flavors that were calling my name), and I just had to have them! I started adding them to my peppermint hot chocolate for an extra minty taste, and then I started eating them straight from the bag…but eventually, I decided to attempt these cookies because they were all I could think about at the time. And now that I look at the pictures, they’re all I’m thinking about now.
Recipe adapted from: Nestle
Yields: 2-3 dozen, depending on size
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 bag Kraft Jet Puffed Peppermint Marshmallows
(1) Preheat oven to 375° F.
(2) Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
(3) Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels.