Peppermint Brownie Cookies

I decided to experiment a bit more with brownie cookies.

I found Peppermint chocolate M&Ms in the American isle in Tesco and decided to make them feature in my next chocolate recipe. 

I love the American isle in Tesco. It has some of the funniest and grossest things imaginable. Giant marshmallows, PB&J pre-mixed in a jar (why?!), twinkies, peanut butter twix, pretzel M&Ms, white oreos, mint stuffing oreos, peanut butter stuffing oreos, fluff, white Reese's cups, tabasco chocolate, and the list just goes on and on (and becomes more and more silly)

These are squishy, chocolatey gooeyness with a hint of peppermint freshness.

Ingredients (Makes 22)

  • 60g Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 300g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1-2 tsp Peppermint Extract (depending on how minty you like them)
  • 190g Flour
  • 60g Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 140g Milk Chocolate Chunks
  • 1 Packet Peppermint M&Ms (42g - You can get these in the American section in Tesco)

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175*C
  2. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl till smooth
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until completely combines between each, then add the  peppermint extract
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder
  5. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture with a wooden spoon till combined
  6. Smash up the M&Ms into smaller chunks. I did this by emptying the packet on the kitchen counter. Put a chopping board on top of the M&Ms and hit the chopping board hard a few times with your fist.
  7. Add the chocolate chunks and M&Ms and stir again till the chocolate is evenly distributed through the dough (The mixture should be very gooey to this will take a while. I got my hands involved but ended up with half the mixture sticking to my hands which I had to scrape off)
  8. Refrigerate for at least 40 minutes
  9. Remove from the fridge and roll the dough into golf-balled-sized balls and flatten slightly on the baking tray.
  10. Bake for 8-9 minutes
  11. Leave to cool on the tray for at least 10 minutes or else they will fall apart. Then carefully move to a cooling rack using a turner or spatula