If you are making your cookie dough, add 1/2-3/4 (depending on how minty you like it) teaspoon peppermint extract in place of the vanilla extract in your recipe. Continue to follow your recipe.
If you are in a pinch you can place store bought dough in a bowl, add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract and kneed well.
Pre-heat your oven according to your recipe.
Once dough is chilled, roll out on a lightly powdered sugared board.
Cut out your cookies and bake according to Alton’s recipe.
Allow the cookies to fully cool.
Add dark chocolate to a medium microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave for 2-2 1/2 minutes, stopping and stirring the chocolate every 20 seconds or so, until the chocolate has fully melted.
Have a cookie sheet lined with a sil-pat or parchment ready.
Dip one half of each cookie in the melted chocolate. Allow the extra to drizzle off back into the bowl. Place the dipped cookie on to the cookie sheet, dip remaining cookies and allow the chocolate to set for at least 2 hours.
Serve and Enjoy.