Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies – and a Giveaway!

 

Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies ~~ from ItsYummi.com

 

Welcome to #cookieweek my friends! Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present to you a week of cookie treats! We have every type of cookie you can think of listed this week, including something for our furry friends! Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps!  After you grab my recipe, make sure you enter the giveaway for a chance at fabulous prizes from KitchenAidKing Arthur FlourOXOSilpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays right around the corner, we’re baking up holiday inspired cookies so that you don’t have to dig into cookbooks for recipes. Just visit our blogs and share the links to the recipes right onto your Facebook wall, into your favorite Pinterest Boards, or anywhere else that you like to bookmark and save your favorites!

From November through January, the popular flavors in my kitchen are gingerbread, peppermint, and chocolate. When I was in New Orleans for the Fresh Summit conference, I stopped by to visit the great folks from Sun-Maid. They stocked my swag bag with samples of a new product that will be hitting store shelves later this month… peppermint yogurt covered raisins! My heart fluttered and I felt a little woozy… they’re SO delicious!  SO, I apologize in advance that you won’t be able to make these EXACT cookies until after Thanksgiving, but if worse comes to worse, just use traditional yogurt covered raisins and then add an extra half teaspoon of peppermint extract to your dough. BONUS! - These cookies freeze REALLY well. Just be sure to place them into plastic wrap or zip top bags, then wrap the bags in heavy duty aluminum foil.

 

Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies ~~ from ItsYummi.com

 

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Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies ~~ from ItsYummi.com

 

Thanks to our fabulous sponsors,KitchenAidOXOKing Arthur FlourSilpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar, we have an amazing  giveaway lined up this week!

Four lucky winners will win one of the following:

Prize #1 ~~ 1 (one) KitchenAid 9-Speed hand mixer plus 1 (one) 4lb bag of  Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

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Prize #3 ~~ 1 (one) King Arthur Flour gift set including the following: 1(one) King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour -5lb bag, 1(one) Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set, 1(one) King Arthur Flour Pure Vanilla Extract, 1(one) Sparkling Sugar Collection, 1(one) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Wafers – 16oz and 1(one) 4lb bag of Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

Prize #4 ~~ 1 (one) Silpat Halfsize Mat and 1(one) 4lb bag Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

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Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies!
 
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Recipe Category: Dessert
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Chewy chocolate cookies are kissed with peppermint and filled with peppermint yogurt covered raisins. A holiday treat that's approved for kids and adults of all ages!
WHAT'S NEEDED
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 10.5 ounces (2 & 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill Low Carb mix)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Sun-Maid peppermint yogurt-covered raisins
  • 1 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
HOW TO MAKE IT
  1. Heat oven to 365 degrees.
  2. In a double-boiler over simmering (not boiling) water, melt 4 ounces (1/2 cup) butter together with the unsweetened chocolate. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. In the large bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, blend both sugars and butter at medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the insides of the bowl if necessary.
  5. Add the eggs, vanilla, and peppermint, and continue beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the melted chocolate and blend until thoroughly combined.
  7. Add the flour mixture, mixing JUST until combined, then stir in raisins and chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
  8. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes, or until set. Remove pan from oven, wait 2-3 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

 

Check out the delicious looking cookies the rest of the gang made up for their posts today!

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Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookie Bars with Peanut Butter Frosting by Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Chocolate-Filled Christmas Thumbprint Cookies by Food Lust People Love

Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sandwich Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cookie Cups by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies from It’s Yummi!

Classic Gingersnap Cookies by In The Kitchen With KP

Coffee-Toffee Thumbprint Cookies from Crumb

Dark Chocolate Andes Cookie Cups by Beyond Frosting

Double Chocolate Biscotti by Love and Confections

Eggnog Cookies by Jen’s Favorite Cookies

Extra-Chewy Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies from Omeletta

Fruit Coolers by Texana’s Kitchen

Gluten-free Elisenlebkuchen cookies  by Masala Herb

Iced Molasses Cookies with by i heart eating

Nutella Cookies by Total Noms

Orange Cream Cookies by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies by Chocolate Moosey

Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons by 52 Kitchen Adventures

Rolo Brownie Cookies from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Saketini Christmas Balls from NinjaBaking.com

 

What an AMAZING cookie lineup! With THIS many great ideas, EVERY DAY this week, ovens all over the world are gonna be HOT, HOT, HOT!

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