8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candies 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Additional coarsely crushed peppermint candies, divided
Topping (optional): 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons milk 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; cook over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 cup crushed peppermint and 6 tablespoons sugar. Let cool 30 minutes.
Add eggs to melted chocolate, 1 at a time, stirring well. Stir in extracts.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to chocolate mixture, stirring until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and chill dough 2 hours or until firm.
Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and cracked on top. Sprinkle coarsely chopped peppermints onto cookies; press candy lightly into cookies. Let cookies cook 5 minutes on baking sheets. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Whisk together powdered sugar and milk; drizzle over cooled cookies, if desired. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired, and sprinkle again with chopped peppermint. Let cookies stand until glaze and chocolate are firm.
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