Christmas is almost here! My family lives in Orlando, Florida and the temperature in December barely dips below 75 degrees. We hardly get to wear our scarves or bundle up in warm coats. Once in a while Florida will hit a mild cold front and so we indulge in hot cocoa. It’s the only way for it to “feel” like Christmas. Since beautifully cold winter weather is a rarity in my case, a hot beverage usually is not very comforting. Today’s forecast was a high of 84! Really?! Sigh…
So instead of sweating while I insist on drinking my favorite hot cocoa, I made it into a cookie sandwich. A brownie cookie sandwich to be exact. These peppermint brownie cookie sandwiches are amazing and if you’re planning on indulging in one or a few, a tall glass of milk is a must. The dark chocolate brownie cookies are perfectly rich and chewy. Imagine the fudgy part of the brownie with a light crisp layer on top. They are stuffed with a light marshmallow fluff frosting then rolled in crushed peppermint candies. Who needs winter? This recipe makes 12 peppermint brownie cookie sandwiches.
Recipe adapted from Donna Hay
These turned out fantastic! One of my favorite flavor combinations is dark chocolate and peppermint and if your’e like me these are not gonna last. They are crazy good!
Some more holiday treats: