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Day 3: Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

¾ tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

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1 cup packed light brown sugar

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs, at room temperature

7 ounces milk chocolate chips

7 ounces Andes Peppermint Crunch Chips

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a bowl by hand), beat together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla on medium speed just until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Beat in the eggs one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, then stir in the flour mixture followed by the chocolate and peppermint chips.

On a lightly floured work surface, divide the dough into quarters. Shape each quarter into a log about 9 inches long. Wrap the logs in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, preferably for 24 hours (do this part for real please).

Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven; preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Slice the logs into disks ¾ inch thick and place the disks 3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. If the chips crumble out (and they will), simply push them back in, they reshape nicely.

Bake, rotating the baking sheets midway through baking, until the cookies are very lightly browned in the centers, about 10 minutes. If you like soft chocolate chip cookies, as I do, err on the side of under baking.

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets until firm enough to handle, and then use a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack.

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