Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles
Amish Snowtop Cookies are beautiful chocolate peppermint crinkle cookies that are great at any time of the year. But they also make an amazing Christmas cookie!
Peppermint and chocolate are a match made in heaven. And for some reason, I tend to lean towards that combination when planning my Christmas cookie-baking list.
So this is one of those recipes that finds its way onto my list. And they are a lovely addition to cookie plates with their snow-covered, crackled tops.
But they taste even better than they look. With a combination of chocolate and mint, crisp edges, and chewy centers, these snow-top cookies keep calling my name. 🙂
Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
I've always loved anything with chocolate and peppermint. It's my favorite combination in candy, cookies, ice cream, hot chocolate, etc. It's just so good!!
But since I had covid in 2021, peppermint has tasted really weird. And I was so sad about that because I missed enjoying my favorite treats.
But thankfully, in the past couple of months, my taste seems to have been coming back again. And I am enjoying these chocolate mint cookies once more.
Andes Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
This recipe calls for melted mint morsels. But sometimes mint morsels (mint chocolate chips) can be hard to find.
So if you can't find mint ones to use, you can substitute them with semi-sweet chocolate chips and add extra peppermint flavor.
Use Andes mint chips, or you could even cut up Andes mints and melt those instead.
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How to Make Chocolate Snowtop Cookies
To make these cookies, melt some of the chocolate chip morsels. You can do this in a saucepan (stirring over low heat), or put them in a microwave-safe dish and melt (in 30-second intervals) in the microwave.
The melted chocolate gets added to the creamed butter/sugar mixture.
The cookie dough is pretty soft when you're finished mixing. So you'll want to wrap it and freeze it for about 20 minutes, to make the dough easier to handle since you're dipping the balls into powdered sugar.
Roll the dough into about 1" balls with your hands or use a cookie scoop to make balls. And dip them into a small bowl of powdered sugar before baking.
I hope you enjoy these snow-top chocolate mint cookies. Let me know in the comments below. 🙂
Amish Christmas Cookie Recipes
Growing up Amish, we used to bake lots and lots of cookies over Christmas, and we passed out cookie plates to all of our neighbors.
These were some of the cookies that we made every year.
Amish Snowtop Cookies Recipe
- 1 c. chocolate chip mint morsels
- 6 Tbsp. butter (softened)
- 3/4 c. white sugar
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 - 1 c. chocolate chips (semi-sweet or mint)
- powdered sugar for dipping
- Melt 1 c. mint morsels in a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave in 30-second intervals.1 c. chocolate chip mint morsels
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until well creamed.6 Tbsp. butter (softened), 3/4 c. white sugar
- Add the melted morsels and mix. Then add peppermint and vanilla extract and mix again.1 tsp. peppermint extract, 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Add the eggs and mix well.2 large eggs (room temperature)
- In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, then add them to the wet mixture along with the chocolate chips. Mix to combine.1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 - 1 c. chocolate chips (semi-sweet or mint)
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze for about 20 minutes. (This step is not necessarily required for a good outcome, but it makes the dough much easier to handle.)
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- Shape or scoop the dough into 1" balls and roll or dip the tops into a small bowl of powdered sugar.powdered sugar for dipping
- Place onto greased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest on the trays for about a minute before removing them to a wire rack to cool.
- Store in an airtight container.
- These cookies freeze well, and I recommend freezing any cookies that you won't eat within a few days. Remove from the freezer, thaw, and enjoy.