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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Serious Eats cakespy Post a comment

All it takes to mint-ify these cookies is is a simple swap of the usual vanilla extract for peppermint, and instead of dusting the cookies twice with confectioners' sugar, you conduct the second coating with crushed candy canes. The resulting cookies are kissed with mint, which works rather well with the rich butter and nut mixture. It doesn't give this cookie a completely different personality, but it's different enough to make you appreciate snowballs anew. More

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins Post a comment

A holiday take on the traditional blossom cookie: a cakey chocolate cookie with a festive peppermint Kiss. More

Chocolate Peppermint Snowflake Cookies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

Chocolate and peppermint, all dressed up for the season. More

Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

These fudgy, cakey cookies are perfect for those of us who love brownies but perhaps don't trust ourselves around a full unguarded pan. My favorite thing about making my own homemade "bake and slice" logs is that it allows you to enjoy these cookies at their peak, ie fresh and warm from the oven, as you need them. More

Frozen Black Bottom Peppermint Pie

Serious Eats Lauren Weisenthal Post a comment

With a chewy mint-chocolate brownie on the bottom and a disk of vanilla ice cream on top, if you like brownie sundaes, you're bound to love this pie. This is the perfect make-ahead dessert for the holidays; with the brownie and ice cream disks made in advance, all you'll need to do is combine them, top with whipped cream, crushed candy canes, and serve. More

Holiday Eclairs with Chocolate Peppermint Ganache

Serious Eats Stephanie Stiavetti 1 comment

These decadent pastries will make a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table. A hint of mint makes for a surprising—and delicious—twist. More

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 5 comments

Fudgy chocolate brownies studded with pieces of creamy white and bittersweet chocolate peppermint bark. More

Homemade Conversation Hearts

Serious Eats Bravetart 5 comments

Sprite gives the candies a faint acidity that helps them taste like the real thing, and to that same end I've made suggestions for how to flavor each color to match the classic flavor line up. But don't hesitate to experiment! No doubt you'll think of all sorts of fun, alternative flavor pairings limited only by the extracts or freeze dried fruits you can get your hands on. More

Spiced Dark Chocolate and Candy Cane Ice Cream

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz Post a comment

A surefire cure for flat-tasting chocolate ice cream. You can serve this right out of the freezer, but also feel comfortable leaving it out for upwards of half an hour without fear of melting. More

Limited Edition Holiday Fauxreos

Serious Eats Bravetart Post a comment

I absolutely cannot resist normal sweets kicked into Holiday Mode. You can make the candy cane version or the white chocolate version, or you can do the right thing. You can make white chocolate covered candy cane Faureoxs. More

Mojo Rising

Serious Eats Heather Arndt Anderson 2 comments

Mojitos are such a refreshing way to chase the sticky morning heat; but if you're like me, the last thing you want is a big mouthful of yard clippings every time you take a sip. And lot of mojitos are so cloying that they leave me even thirstier, rather than slaking a sticky throat the way a proper cocktail should. Clearly this wheel, while not needing reinvention, needed a little tuning. More

Cook the Book: Peppermint Humbugs

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

With all of the fantastic food happenings in the world of Harry Potter one might assume that meals aren't capped off with a run of the mill after-dinner mint. Instead, the breath freshener of choice with the Hogwarts set are these Peppermint Humbugs. And making these Potter-centric candies at home might just be the most fun-filled project in Dinah Buchholz's The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook. These vibrantly green, minty sweets are equal parts hard candy and taffy. More

Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 10 comments

I have to think that these Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies from The Gourmet Cookie Book were designed with mint-chocolate lovers in mind. They begin with a great brown sugar-cocoa dough with a great brownie-meets-cookie chewy crunch. Once the dough is mixed, little chunks of red and white peppermint candies are mixed in along with chocolate chips. While the cookies bake, the peppermint candy shards melt into the dough, running little ribbons of mint flavor throughout. More

Serious Cookies: King Arthur Flour's Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Serious Eats Kerry Saretsky Post a comment

Our holiday cookie onslaught continues with a recipe excerpted with permission of the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion. More

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