Peppermint Mocha Latte Cookies

Date December 27, 2012

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Here’s a simple one that I bet you could have figured out all by yourself.

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Just add one or two packets of Peppermint Mocha Via. It depends if you want a hint of coffee or a smack of coffee.
And then for crunch, color, and kick a little crushed peppermint candy. Even though the peppermint flavor comes through in the Via, I went ahead and added in peppermint candy. I went a little Christmas candy crazy at Target the weekend after Thanksgiving and I’m in a hurry to unload it all before Spring.

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Plus it just looks awesome!

So that’s how I made my Peppermint Mocha Latte Cookies but there are  plenty of other ways to make it happen.

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1. Coffee flavoring and peppermint extract. LorAnn Oils has several options for coffee-flavorings including cappuccino, regular coffee, kona coffee and my fav, keoke.
2. Brewed espresso and any peppermint candy within reach.
3. Espresso powder and powdered CoffeeMate Peppermint Mocha

However you decide to make them your cookies will be twice as tasty as the drink they’re named after and half as expensive!

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Peppermint Mocha Latte Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 packets Starbuck’s Via Peppermint Mocha
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup cocoa
3 1/2 – 4 cups flour

Directions:
…..Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, Via and crushed peppermint  in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together.
3. Add in the eggs and extract beating until well-blended.
4. Add in the dry ingredients one cup at a time until the dough is fully incorporated.
5. Roll out the dough on a lightly-floured surface to the desired thickness. Place the cut cookies onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet and bake on the center rack of the oven for 8-12 minutes. Baking time will be determined by the thickness and overall dimension of cookies.
6. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet before moving to cooling rack.

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11 Responses to “Peppermint Mocha Latte Cookies”

  1. Liz said:

    I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I've found your site. It's good because I've FINALLY found a cookie baker who knows the importance of how good a cookie TASTES, not just how it looks! Bad because now I want to run out and buy every cookie cutter, flavor, color, etc…and I've yet to make my first cookie! You do give me "hope" though that one day I'll overcome my fear of the cut-out cookie!

  2. Christy G said:

    Next up: salted caramel mocha, please, oh wise one. This is amazing. Now I have to decide if I can give all that caffeine to my kiddos without paying any consequences. Are you willing to babysit, Anita?

  3. anita said:

    Christy, oooooooohhhh, I have such a fun salted caramel recipe coming up. I'm done with the drink cookies though so you're on your own for tossing in the caffeine! Babysit? Depends. Can I help myself to anything in the fridge? And do you have cable with premium channels?

  4. anita said:

    Liz, one of the reasons I like sharing different flavors is because you don't need a thousand cookie cutters to make a totally different and yummy roll and cut cookie. Of course, this is being said by someone with no cookie cutter control so chalk this up to one of those "do what I say and not what I do" moments in life.

  5. Christy G said:

    You can have absolutely anything in the fridge at all. No need for premium cable though, my 9 year old will discuss all sorts of literature with you and my 6 year old will talk baseball nonstop. Soooooooooo much fun. :)

  6. LIbby said:

    Anita,

    I'm wondering how you crush the peppermint candy. I tried a rolling pin and pieces went flying all over the place!

  7. Stephanie said:

    I made the ones with the andes mints in them (without the via) and then dipped one side in dark chocolate and then added some sprinkles. They were yummy!

  8. anita said:

    Libby, I use a food processor but otherwise I crush them with a rolling pin or meat mallet but put them in a double thickness of ziplock bags first which prevents candy cane shrapnel from scattering to all corners of the kitchen.

  9. anita said:

    Stephanie, You had me at Andres Mints and took me over the edge with dipping them in melted dark chocolate. The sprinkles required a short nap.

  10. Kim Russo said:

    These are so cute!!

  11. Alvaro Brett said:

    After reading out your article i have known some useful information which is very essential for me as well. I am sure the article will be very essential for me well because i have you don't need a thousand cookie cutters to make a totally different and yummy roll and cut cookie. Thanks a lot mate.

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