Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

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These Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies are a super festive and delicious Christmas treat! They’re perfect for your holiday cookie plate!



1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
2. Add vanilla and mix until smooth.
3. Add flour and cocoa and mix until combined. Dough will be very thick.
4. Place dough on parchment paper and shape into a log.
5. Roll dough up into parchment paper and refrigerate for about an hour.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a non stick baking mat.
7. Slice dough into about 24 cookies that are about 1/4 inch thick.
8. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes.
9. Allow cookies to cool completely on a cooling rack.
10. Melt chocolate in a bowl.
11. Pour chocolate into a piping bag with a small round tip (or into a ziplock bag with a corner cut off) and drizzle chocolate over cookies. Sprinkle peppermint baking chips onto chocolate as you go – chocolate dries quickly.

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