• 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp brandy
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped peppermint candies
  • 6 oz chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.

Sift together dry ingredients.  Cream sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time. Add brandy, peppermint extract, peppermint candy, and chocolate chips.

Mix in flour. Divide dough in half.  With floured hands, shape into logs.  Place on parchment-lined cookie sheets and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool completely.  Slice into 1/2″ slices and toast on both sides in 350° oven for another 15 or so minutes.