I get a little excited about the Holiday Cookie Countdown. All year long, in addition to writing my regular posts each week, I’ve secretly been squeezing in holiday cookie testing too. It was kind of funny when, in August, I was posting about Grilled Peach Sorbet and making these peppermint cookies on the very same day. Dessert was kinda funny at our house that day.
But once I test the cookies and deem them a finalist, I always make them again just before Thanksgiving to make sure they’re winners. Then I bestow them on our family and friends and make sure they don’t just get good reviews — they get amazing, I-can’t-live-without-these-for-another-minute reviews.
These were a resounding favorite, with my sweet neighbor professing that I’d singlehandedly sent him back to Weight Watchers with these cookies. (I hope that was a compliment?) Anyhoo, do you love a good Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks? If so, you’re gonna swoon for these.
Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, puffed perfectly with hints of peppermint and coffee, these are a perfect “something special” for your cookie exchange or holiday party.
See you tomorrow…eek! I can’t wait!