Monday, December 19, 2011

Prepare Today Homemade-Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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The big day is less than a week away!!! Are you ready???  My children are already bouncing off the walls with excitement.  If you have any parties or neighbor gifts you need to make, then try these cookies out!!  They are flavored with candy canes so they are perfect for the Christmas season.  The original cookie recipe was called Peppermint Whoopie Pies, but I made a cake mix cookie instead just to make it easier. I did make one batch with the original recipe and they were yummy too!  You can find the original recipe HERE.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
For the cookie recipe click HERE.

Marshmallow Filling:
1 C butter, room temperature
1 t vanilla
1 7oz jar of marshmallow creme
2 C powdered sugar
6-8 drops red food coloring
1/3 C crushed candy canes

Make cookies as directed.  With a hand mixer or stand mixer beat the butter until smooth, beat in the vanilla and marshmallow cream.  With the mixer on low, gradually beat in the powdered sugar. Then on high speed beat the filling until light and fluffy. (about 3-5 min.) Stir in the crushed candy canes. 

Place the filling between two cookies.  Store covered in the fridge for several days. 

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