Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies



Ingredients

Cookies
• 3 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 cup, butter
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 2 egg
• 1 ½ cup chocolate chips
• 1 cup chopped peppermints

Peppermint Eggnog Glaze
• 4 oz cream cheese
• 2 cups powdered sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• ¼ cup eggnog
• Dash of nutmeg (optional)
• Finely-chopped peppermint

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips and stir. Put in freezer for 20 minutes.

3. I prefer to add peppermint chops once the mix is out of the freezer so I can roll them in with the dough.

4. If you prefer not to freeze, cookies can be made by dropping batter directly on pan. If you do decide to freeze them, you can roll cookie dough into golf-sized ball and place on pan.

5. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes. Let cool, then glaze with peppermint eggnog glaze. To create the glaze: Combine cream cheese and vanilla and mix with hand mixer. Add powdered sugar and eggnog, plus 1 tablespoon of finely-chopped peppermint.. The mix should be about the consistency of school glue.