These are some of the Christmas cookies that the Pratt family makes that I LOVE. They are so good. The recipe makes 4 dozen cookies. If you double it you can make an extra batch for meeee!!
Preheat oven to 375F. Line several cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the sugars and 1 cup butter until light & fluffy. Add vanilla & eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture until combined.
(continued on next page) Chill dough for at least 3 hours. Meanwhile, cut small pieces from each Peppermint Patty to make it square. Slice the square patty into 12 equal rectangles. Eat the edges. Eat a few extra Patties too.
Roll 1 tablespoon of cookie dough to form a ball, and flatten it slightly. Place a rectangle of Peppermint Patty in the center and shape the dough around it, enclosing it completely. Re-roll into a ball and place the cookies 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
In a medium bowl, combine % cup butter, chocolate and half & half. Microwave on medium power for 1 minute, until melted. Gently stir mixture, then add powdered sugar. This will be the chocolate glaze. Eat a couple extra Peppermint Patties.
Spoon 11 teaspoon glaze on top of each cookie, then spread with the back of the teaspoon to make a circle approximately 1” in diameter. Sprinkle immediately with crushed peppermint candies. Eat at least 17 cookies right away. Store any extras (ha) in in an airtight container.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.