Peppermint Patty Cookies: dark chocolate cookies, creamy peppermint frosting and an extra chocolate drizzle!

The girls are finally getting old enough where I don’t have to cook and bake while they are taking their one nap a day. This is a HUGE hurdle.

Peppermint Patty Cookies: dark chocolate cookies, creamy peppermint frosting and an extra chocolate drizzle!

Of course this has also presented new challenges. They are into ALL of my cabinets. The dog’s food. They get under my feet. They try to open the fridge, oven, and dishwasher. They try to climb onto the benches at the kitchen table (this one is mainly Lyla). And they try to bite my toes (this one is mainly Ellie)…but hey, I was able to take my time and make an involved dinner tonight and it was a nice change.

Peppermint Patty Cookies: dark chocolate cookies, creamy peppermint frosting and an extra chocolate drizzle!

Taking advantage of this change, I also whipped up these gorgeous cookies for some of our neighbors. I am a huge fan of Peppermint Pattys — always have been — and I wanted to create a cookie version of them.

If you are looking for an even more over the top cookie, add some chopped Peppermint Pattys to the top of these cookies to really make them extra minty!

Peppermint Patty Cookies: dark chocolate cookies, creamy peppermint frosting and an extra chocolate drizzle!

Head on over to Dixie Crystals for the RECIPE: Peppermint Patty Cookies.

Peppermint Patty Cookies: dark chocolate cookies, creamy peppermint frosting and an extra chocolate drizzle!