Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.




Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Candy Cookies
Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

1 cup Butter, Softened
¾ cups Granulated Sugar
¾ cups Packed Brown Sugar
1 whole Large Egg
1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour
½ teaspoons Baking Soda
½ teaspoons Baking Powder
1 pinch Salt
¾ cups Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Dutch Processed
½ cups Crushed Peppermint Candies
½ cups White Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream together the butter and sugars until will blended and light in color. Add the egg and the peppermint extract until will blended. (Scrape down the bowl halfway through.) Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Add to the butter mixture slowly and stop once all of it is incorporated (do not over-mix!).

Stir in the candy pieces and white chocolate chips. Using a small (1″) scoop, drop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes (cookies should still look a little shiny, or ‘damp’). Let cool on the pan for a few minutes, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.


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