Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks Recipe

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks Recipe

One of my favorite things about Christmas is baking treats for my family and friends. I usually bake with my kids or have a friend over to bake with me, which makes it even more special. Kohl’s is offering a new Holiday Cheer Cookbook this season packed with recipes for festive treats. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Plus, you can feel good about it because when you purchase it, the proceeds go right back to your community since it is part of their Kohl’s Cares program.  Below is a recipe that I can’t wait to try for Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks! Happy Baking!

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks Recipe

Credit line: Reprinted with permission from Holiday Cheer © 2010 by Hearst Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

From Good Housekeeping

Prep 1 hour plus freezing and cooling
Cook 11 minutes per batch
Makes 5 dozen cookies

Photo Credit: Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks p. 19 – Ellie Miller

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Green and red paste food coloring
  • 5 oz. white chocolate, melted
  • 6 green or red starlight mint candies, crushed

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sticks Recipe Instructions

  1. Prepare a Basic Cookie Dough recipe like this one or the one on page 14 of Holiday Cheer
  2. Transfer half to another bowl.
  3. Stir peppermint extract into 1 portion of dough.
  4. Divide peppermint dough in half; transfer half to another bowl.
  5. Tint 1 portion green, the other red.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Line 9- by 9-inch metal baking pan with plastic wrap, extending wrap over 2 sides of pan.
  8. Pat plain dough in pan. Freeze 10 minutes.
  9. Pat green dough over half of plain dough; pat red dough over remaining plain dough. Freeze 10 minutes.
  10. Lift dough from pan using plastic wrap; place on cutting board. Cut dough into thirds so that one-third is all red on top, one-third is all green on top, and middle third is half red and half green on top.
  11. Cut each third crosswise into 3/8-inch strips.
  12. Twist strips and place, 11/2 inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheet.
  13. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden-brown. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Repeat.
  14. Dip 1 end of each cookie into chocolate and place on waxed paper.
  15. Sprinkle chocolate with crushed mints.
  16. Refrigerate 15 minutes to set.
  17. Store Chocolate-Dipped Peppermint Sticks in tightly sealed container, with waxed paper between layers, at room temperature up to 1 week or in freezer up to 3 months.
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