These were my favorite Christmas cookie this year and I know I’ll be making them every year from here on out. Super moist and soft, these peppermint mocha cookies taste like a Starbuck’s Coffee in each bite.
I saw a beautiful looking cookie on Facebook and it just sounded so good. It was from Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, and it sounded delicious. Here’s the post (be warned, it asks for your email/signup before letting you go forward) Cook’s Illustrated Peppermint Mocha Cookies.
As usual, I tried the recipe as is. Well, I didn’t make the frosting, I started with the cookie. And boy was it BLAND! Seriously bland and did not have much texture. I decided not to bother with the icing, since it looked like the recipe was relying on the icing to make the cookie taste good.
Well, I then decided to make my own. I started with a standard chocolate crinkle cookie recipe and went from there. The results were exactly what I was looking for. One batch was all it took and I had my Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha in cookie form.