Black Friday brings the peppermint cravings on. But I officially can't start eating peppermint and chocolate and cranberry orange and gingerbread and all sorts of other fun holiday flavors until the last drop of pumpkin pie has been consumed.
And then it's game on.
I need the fuel of the elves. Peppermint.
I'm starting the season off with these double chocolate peppermint cookies. Since it makes too much for one person to eat, I'll put them in the freezer and pull a couple out to enjoy while watching that nights Christmas movie of choice.
The Christmas season is my busiest season. I've got birthdays, the holiday, finals for me and the college students I grade for, kids concerts, and teachers squeezing in homework and service projects right before the end of the year. It's a sprint to the end of the year finish line. Bring on the peppermint.
Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker