Is it just me or does Christmas seem to be approaching really quickly this year? I know stores have had holiday decorations out since September (I saw them!), but that doesn’t make me think Christmas is coming soon. One of my favorite things about the holiday season (aside from spending time with family and friends, of course) is all of the delicious treats that show up this time of the year. Ok, I might be responsible for making a lot of those treats in our kitchen…but it’s tradition, right? It doesn’t feel like the holidays unless you have a fire roaring in the fireplace and no less than 8 tins of cookies, brownies, and other treats on the counter at all times!
I’ve always loved chewy cookies. Nothing against a crisp cookie or anything, but I just prefer chewy. So when Kahlúa asked me to create a festive recipe for the holidays, I knew cookies had to be involved somehow. Then I saw the new Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha flavor that just came out, and I instantly had an idea. What if there was a cookie that was reminiscent of a rich, chewy brownie? It sounded like something I needed to try. Like yesterday. So after a little playing around in the kitchen, I came up with this chewy Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookie. I still call it a cookie, but this treat is definitely closely related to the brownie. And the peppermint pieces that go on top about half-way through baking really give this cookie a holiday twist!
Every since I can remember, I’ve always been a huge fan of the holidays. There’s something about the gift-giving and general merriment that always puts me in a good mood! And I love to bake, so the holidays are the perfect opportunity to share delicious treats with friends and neighbors. If you’re looking for a fun co-worker or neighbor gift, then I suggest baking up a batch of these Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. There’s something fun about telling folks that the cookies have Kahlúa in them! (And if we’re talking about close friends, throw a bottle of Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha in there, too. The homemade touch of the cookies is always special…andI don’t know anyone who would be sad about getting a bottle of Kahlúa!)
Chocolate and peppermint are a classic flavor of the holidays, and these cookies combine both into one. But to really get into the holiday spirit, make a big batch of this Kahlúa hot chocolate to drink while you’re making the cookies. Not only is this hot chocolate really, really tasty…but it will make your house smell delicious, too!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kahlúa. The opinions and text are all mine.