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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

It's finally the holiday season! I will be honest, I have been watching non-stop Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel since before Thanksgiving. I'm glad it's finally time to appropriately be festive!

This will be Caleb's first Christmas and although he will have no idea what's going on, I'm still really excited to share the magic of the holidays with him. For the past couple years I've made lots of Christmas treats and I hope to continue the tradition this year.

I will be sharing some great cookie recipes I hope you will be able to share with your families. This one reminds me of my Dad because he is the ultimate hot chocolate lover! He enjoys hot cocoa on a daily basis. Appropriately, he was in town visiting Caleb when I was testing this recipe and was able to be one of my taste testers. 

One thing i want to make clear, this isn't a rich chocolate cookie. If you think about your traditional powder mix hot cocoa, it has a subtle milky chocolate flavor. That is exactly what you will get with this cookie. I toyed around with adding some cocoa powder to up the chocolate, but I think it would take away from the hot chocolate flavor and leave you with just another chocolate cookie. I also added just a touch of peppermint extract since the Candy Cane Kiss adds a lot of minty favor. If you are going to leave out the Kiss or really enjoy peppermint flavor, up the 1/8 teaspoon to 1/4. 


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
Makes 18 cookies


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