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Ingredient: Peppermint Extract

Godiva Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Appeal to the entire age spectrum with the indulgent and satisfying blend of rich chocolate and peppermint in a happy little cookie! Topped with a burst of holiday cheer, the Hershey’s Kiss is America’s most popular chocolate since 1907 and crowns this dessert perfectly! Our delicious cookie base starts out by creaming unsalted butter with white sugar and brown sugar together until fluffy. I love using brown sugar in my cookies, because it gives the cookies just the right amount of chewiness from the molasses in the brown sugar. And you can’t have a peppermint chocolate cookie base without...

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Candy Cane Fantasy Cupcakes

Don’t just leave a peppermint stick for ol’ St. Nick this holiday season, leave him a cupcake filled with peppermints from top to bottom! These Candy Cane Fantasy Cupcakes are a show-stopping homemade gift or a guaranteed hit at holiday bake sales. People love it when those pumpkin spice lattes start showing up, lining up outside Starbucks like they’re selling Star Wars tickets. My favorite holiday barista’s treat won’t show up until a few weeks later, though: the peppermint mocha (white chocolate if I’m feeling naughty). When I reach across the counter to grab my warm, festive cup, I...

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North Pole Cupcakes

These charming, cheery North Pole Cupcakes are probably the first thing Santa eats to restore his energy after a long Christmas Eve. A fancy, flavorful cupcake supports a giant, snowy drift of peppermint frosting with a cute little sign directing everyone to the place where all the magic happens! Santa’s home and general relaxation spot (at least on December 26th) is the inspiration for these peppermint-frosted, rich cinnamon cupcakes. There are somewhere between 6 and 9 feet of ice that make up the solid “ground” at the North Pole, and that’s roughly the same amount of frosting on these...

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Candy Cane Cookies

These Candy Cane Cookies are a delicious holiday tradition! Peppermint or almond flavored sugar cookie dough, twisted into these charming cookies, will put a smile on everyones face! For me, Christmas time is definitely “the most wonderful time of the year.” I love seeing houses decorated in beautiful lights. I love all of the Christmas trees adorned with all kinds of ornaments. And I love Christmas carols…even when they get played a little too early. These things—and a whole bunch of other awesome Christmas standards like family time, hot chocolate, and big Christmas dinners—mix together into a month of...

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Peppermint Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

  Oh, WOW!  These are such a festive and delicious Christmas cookie!  The cookie component of this recipe is tender and delicate. The peppermint flavored kiss has just the right amount of peppermint. I have to tell you, I’m not a huge peppermint fan. I don’t usually go for candy like a York peppermint patty when I’m having a  candy craving. Peppermint is a nice flavor but I like a moderate amount of it. Well, this cookie, in my book, is INCREDIBLE!  I was really taken by the the tenderness of the cookie and the flavor was lovely and...

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