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

 

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Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies!

Prep Time 7 min Cook Time 10 min Yields 30

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.
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79 Replies to "Chocolate Peppermint Raisin Cookies - and a Giveaway!"

  • shelley hopkins June 16, 2015 (9:00 am)

    Omg the peppermint raisin cookies..im definitly trying!

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  • Elaine November 16, 2013 (10:00 pm)

    Frosted sugar cookies are my favorite!

  • Calli November 16, 2013 (3:31 pm)

    fudge crinkle cookies!

  • Katie L November 15, 2013 (2:22 pm)

    Snickerdoodles! The only bad thing about snickerdoodles is that I can’t stop eating them, lol.

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  • Sara C November 14, 2013 (7:05 pm)

    I make a black forest cookie that’s absolutely delicious.

  • Tonya Webb November 14, 2013 (5:36 pm)

    I’m not a huge peppermint fan. Never have been. But, I LOVE to cook and bake…and the Holidays are really a great excuse to cook and bake MORE!

  • Shannon November 14, 2013 (5:29 pm)

    I like to bake Chewy Coconut Cookies for the holidays.

  • Kate F. November 14, 2013 (3:33 pm)

    I like to bake gingersnaps during the holidays.

  • Meg November 14, 2013 (9:53 am)

    I like to do brookies – half brownies, half cookies!

    • Becca Heflin November 14, 2013 (9:55 am)

      Yummi, Meg! Brookies for the win! 🙂

  • Alecia @ Chicken Scratch NY November 14, 2013 (5:49 am)

    I love baking chocolate crinkle cookies. The really chocolately ones you roll in powdered sugar and when thy bake they crack and look sort of like lava

    • Becca Heflin November 14, 2013 (8:00 am)

      Oooo, Alecia…you mean chocolate crinkle cookies! Those are SO good! I have a recipe for them here on my site if you need it!

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  • Mariza Bournes November 13, 2013 (5:02 pm)

    Cant wait to try the recipe, looks so yummy.

  • Susan Harkins November 13, 2013 (4:54 pm)

    My favorite cookies to make are coconut kiss balls

  • Vickie November 13, 2013 (4:10 pm)

    French tulle cookies are my favorite! My Dad loved them and made them every Christmas!

    • Becca Heflin November 13, 2013 (5:52 pm)

      Ohhhh, my neighbor used to make French tulle cookies. SO delicious!

  • shawn November 13, 2013 (3:57 pm)

    I love making snickerdoodles! =)

  • Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos November 13, 2013 (12:18 pm)

    So much cookie inspiration – love the pairing of Peppermint and Raisins!

  • Carla November 12, 2013 (8:37 pm)

    I never would’ve guessed to pair peppermint and raisins together! I bet these taste divine.

    • Becca Heflin November 12, 2013 (9:47 pm)

      They were pretty darned tasty, Carla! The raisins kept the cookie chewy and the peppermint flavors just sent me swooning 😉

  • [email protected] November 12, 2013 (5:31 pm)

    WOW! I love the flavors, Becca!!

  • Terri/LoveandConfections November 12, 2013 (12:07 pm)

    Peppermint yogurt raisins? wow. will have to look for those when they come out

  • Karen @BakingInATornado November 12, 2013 (11:45 am)

    Really? Peppermint yogurt-covered raisins? I really need to get into that swag bag of yours.

  • Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines November 12, 2013 (9:45 am)

    Oh, I am so going to have to find those raisins. And then make the cookies. Wow.

  • Melissa November 11, 2013 (11:12 pm)

    last year i made peanut butter cup stuffed chocolate chip cookies and they were a hit, so i’m thinking those are going to have to be remade!

  • Nettie Moore November 11, 2013 (9:50 pm)

    Your cookies look fabulous Beccalicious! I love baking Mexican Wedding cookies for the holidays! Awesome giveaway! Nettie

  • Isabelle @ Crumb November 11, 2013 (9:47 pm)

    Oh my gosh…. I am dying to get my hands on those peppermint-covered raisins. DYING, I tell you.
    Hopefully they’ll be selling them up here in the frozen northlands, because while I’m not normally the biggest fan of raisins in cookies, I think I could totally make an exception for those.

    • Becca Heflin November 12, 2013 (11:01 am)

      Thanks, Iz! Once I get my hands on more, I’ll send you some! 🙂

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  • Debbie Bray November 11, 2013 (7:30 pm)

    chocolate chip

  • Brian Donovan November 11, 2013 (7:04 pm)

    Ginger Snap Cookies!

  • Lisa November 11, 2013 (6:00 pm)

    Eggnog snickerdoodles are my favorite

  • Lou November 11, 2013 (5:48 pm)

    Jam Thumbprints, rolled in coconut.

  • Meryl November 11, 2013 (5:47 pm)

    My favorite is Chocolate Espresso Chews.

  • michele nicastro November 11, 2013 (5:15 pm)

    i love to bake (and eat) cream cheese cookies!

  • hicksfan7 November 11, 2013 (4:31 pm)

    These look delicious, my favorite holiday cookie is the peanut butter with the choc kiss in the center.

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (6:02 pm)

      Thank you! I think those kiss cookies are one of my very favorites! YUM 🙂

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting November 11, 2013 (3:58 pm)

    How creative! I never would have thought to use peppermint combined with raisins!

  • Kristen November 11, 2013 (2:27 pm)

    Every time I see a recipe using yogurt covered raisins, I kick myself because I have yet to buy them for any purpose other than inhaling them. Seriously, they make such a great addition to cookies.

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (2:47 pm)

      I agree, Kristen! Wait until you try THIS variety… oh em gee!

  • Dee S November 11, 2013 (1:35 pm)

    Italian Anise Cookies

  • Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats November 11, 2013 (1:12 pm)

    Say what?!? Chocolate Peppermint Covered raisins! That is crazy, sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it, pinning! 🙂

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (2:48 pm)

      Thanks for Pinning, Krista… and I REALLY hope that you’re able to find them in your stores soon. They’re SO stinkin’ delicious!

  • christine November 11, 2013 (12:39 pm)

    These look really festive and yummy…..But how on Earth did you get that one cookie to balance on the glass of milk???

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (12:56 pm)

      VERY carefully, Christine! I almost sent it swimming! 😉

  • Liz November 11, 2013 (11:36 am)

    If I had those yogurt raisins in my kitchen, I’m not sure there would be enough left to make their way into my cookies! I probably should buy two bags, right??? Your cookies look wonderful!

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (12:57 pm)

      Darned right, Liz…You may want to order by the case 😉

  • Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories November 11, 2013 (11:14 am)

    That is a really interesting combination of flavors. Anything you can make ahead and freeze is wonderful this time of year.

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (2:48 pm)

      It sounds interesting…and tastes DELICIOUS, Karen! 🙂

  • georgianna November 11, 2013 (10:47 am)

    Can’t lose with a classic snickerdoodle!!

  • Tammy Northrup {Yours and Mine ARE Ours} November 11, 2013 (9:32 am)

    Iced sugar cookies 🙂

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  • Helene D'Souza November 11, 2013 (8:46 am)

    Oh I have never thought of freezing cookies before, need to give that a try some time. Cool Cookies, I don’t think I have ever tasted anything that might come close to yours. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 11, 2013 (8:31 am)

    mmmmmmm these are gonna be so perfect for the holidays!!!!

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (8:38 am)

      Indeed they are! I hope that you’re able to make a batch and enjoy them! 🙂

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  • Susan November 11, 2013 (7:06 am)

    You know I would have never thought to put chocolate, raisin and peppermint together but this sounds like such a good cookie I need to give it a try! Thanks for joining us this week Becca!

    • Becca Heflin November 11, 2013 (7:57 am)

      Thanks for including me in this amazing cookie extravaganza, Susan!

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    I love making holiday M&M cookies!

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