Friday, December 13, 2013

Peppermint Mudslide Cookies

This week I hosted a cookie exchange party and when deciding what to make, I realized I had some Bailey's & Kahlua on hand and knew that I somehow wanted to incorporate them in my cookies. One of my favorite recipes I have created was a peppermint oreo mudslide. When I stumbled upon a plethora of peppermint goodies at World Market, my mind was made up.

This is a cake mix cookie, but the flavors of the kahlua and bailey's married with the peppermint, make for the perfect combo and you will hardly notice. 

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 oz kahlua
1 oz bailey's
1/2 cup peppermint pieces

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat on low till all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pre heat the oven to 350'. Using a cookie scoop (I also use a tbsp) place about an inch apart on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes.

if you have any extra peppermint pieces you can sprinkle a bit on top of each cookie just as they come out of the oven, the pieces melt into the cookies for a nice crunch in an otherwise chewy cookie.

Let cool for about 20 minutes. 

These are also really yummy to turn into a whoopie pie! I used a chocolate peppermint mousse and gave my cookies new life the next day.

The cookie exchange party was a complete success if you don't count the zero pictures I snapped. Does that mean it didn't even happen? Actually, I think it is a sign that us ladies were having such a great time with one another that we couldn't be bothered to stop our talking for something such as a pictures;)

Thanks to all you ladies that joined in on the fun, I had such a great time enjoying your company!