The Holidays and chocolate are as perfectly matched as me and my children. I just think chocolate at this time of year. Add peppermint in and the holidays are full of flavor. Do you ever wonder, though, how it used to be done?How the bakers used the chocolate of the 1750’s to make amazing recipes? Thanks to American Heritage Chocolate, I got to pretend and created Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies for all to enjoy!
Now, sure, I could have created these cookies with any chocolate out there. But I wanted to see if chocolate created with ingredients available in the 1750’s would make them distinctive in any way. American Heritage Chocolate is flavored with a blend of spices and ingredients available during colonial times, including cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise and vanilla and, I have to say, it is so good.
I loved that when I opened them up, the powdered chocolate chunks came out of the old timey package and made me want to move the logs in the open flame stove to make sure it was heating. Really, I just turned on the oven, but still.
I mixed my ingredients according to my directions and let the semi sweet chocolate aroma filter through the air. I tasted the American Heritage along the way and it is a truly different chocolate flavor that I really liked!
The cookies came out of the oven and I topped them with some larger peppermint pieces. And then we tasted these cookies made with history in their ingredients and were pleasantly surprised to taste deliciousness. They are not as overly sweet as some chocolate cookies can be and the peppermint added a hint of holiday!
Give this recipe a try! You will love it!