Back in October I signed up to take part in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. Over the past couple weeks over 22,000 cookies were shipped and consumed across the nation as part of this swap – that’s a lot of cookies!
My adjustments to the original recipe created Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies.
- 1 cup of butter (2 sticks at room temp)
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 10 crushed peppermint candies (I put the candies in a Ziplock baggies and crushed with a wine bottle – use what you have)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Cream together butter and both sugars. Add in the egg and vanilla, mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and crushed peppermint candies. Add the dry to wet. Lastly stir in oatmeal, white chips and semi-sweet chips. Scoop rounded balls on a baking sheet* and bake for 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
*Baking 101: If you don’t own a Silpat I highly recommend purchasing one! They are non stick baking sheets that have made baking the perfectly browned cookie a breeze!
A quick note about that butter: although I typically use “healthier” substitutes in baking (like applesauce for butter or oil), there are certain times (like the Holidays) when delicious indulgence is meant to be fully enjoyed.
Every bite had the perfect combination of white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chips and peppermint – white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate were meant to be eaten together! I had to express extreme self-control and not eat the entire batch (or all the dough) before getting them in the mail to my swap matches!
All packed up and ready to go …
I’ve heard from two of my matches and both loved these cookies just as much as I did! I’m still waiting to hear from match 3 so if you’ve been enjoying these Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Oatmeal Cookies – let me know!!
For my matches, I was sent scrumptious Chocolate Chip Orange Biscotti from The Full Woman and cannot wait for my next two to arrive! She should be posting the recipe today – I’ll definitely be making these for myself soon, they’re already gone!
If you’re interested in participating next year, you can subscribe for cookie swap announcements and notifications here. A huge thank you to Julie and Lindsay for putting this all together! There’s no better way to share Holiday Cheer than with yummy treats!
I received my second package! Coco-choco Mini Blondies from Caroline @ bakingwithbuttermilk.
Not only do mini things taste butter, but they also seem to disappear quicker too! Thank you Caroline for your persistence on getting these ‘just right’, they’re perfect!