I love a good cooking challenge! I ran out of eggs last week but had promised to bring some peppermint chocolate cookies to playgroup. They say that necessity is the mother of invention…so I had to quickly create a new recipe! Thankfully they turned out perfectly, and all the ladies at playgroup were quickly begging for the recipe. So, here it is! Enjoy 🙂 

WHAT YOU NEED:
110g butter, softened

100g brown sugar

20g golden syrup

150g self raising flour

30 g cocoa

20g vanilla essence

6-8 drops doTERRA Peppermint oil

OPTIONAL 50g chocolate chips

 

WHAT YOU DO

Thermomix method

  1. Preheat over to 170*C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Put butter, sugar and golden syrup in Thermomix bowl. Mix 30 seconds speed 4, or until a dough is formed.
  3. Add the flour, cocoa, peppermint, vanilla into bowl. Mix 10 seconds/speed 4. Knead for 30 seconds. (NOTE: If you want the cookies to have the swirled effect like in the photos, add the cocoa after you have kneaded the dough, and knead it again for around 15 seconds.)
  4. If adding chocolate chips, then add them now to the dough and mix Reverse 15 seconds/speed 2.
  5. Roll small spoonfuls of dough into cookies and place on baking tray. Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes until cooked.Traditional method
    1. Preheat over to 170*C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Put butter, sugar and golden syrup in a bowl. Beat until it comes together in a dough.
    3. Add the flour, cocoa, peppermint, vanilla into bowl. Mix in.
    4. If adding chocolate chips, then add them now to the dough and stir though.
    5. Roll small spoonfuls of dough into cookies and place on baking tray. Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes until cooked.