Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

So sometimes I have these dreams where I wake up yelling like a lunatic and jumping on top of my husband to save me.  Happens like twice a year.

My husband is not a fan.

In the past I’ve sworn there was a scary murderer crouching on the ground next to my bed…

Another time it was a scary ghost-man floating above my bed, about to kill me.  You know, just floating there.

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Then there was that time an older, stately gentleman wearing a dusty blue sweatshirt stood at the end of my bed shaking his head at me. He was probably going to kill me.

 

I think my subconscious is telling me that I am scared of ghost-men murderers.

Seems valid.

 

Anyway, I had one of these dreams the other night…but I am happy to say that the cycle has been broken.  I did not dream of a scary murder-man.  Nope.  I woke up screaming and jumping on my husband because a scary 8 inch spider-ghost jumped on my bed…

and was probably going to murder me.

 

So yeah, I think I am scared of being murdered, by man or spider.

 

So after I realized the spider was a figment of my imagination, most likely being sparked by watching Arachnophobia with my kids (which, btw, I THOUGHT was a comedy), I laid awake in my bed for a while.

 

So these cookies are something I thought up while recovering from almost being murdered by a ghost-spider.

Hungry?

 

Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
PhotobucketThese cookies are totally easy…

They are based on these cookies I did a while back. So this latest version was a total no-brainer.

 

I started with my favorite cocoa powder, Hershey’s Special Dark.  You certainly don’t have to use the dark cocoa powder, but it really is great in these cookies!

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I adapted this cookie recipe from Hershey’s Cookie HQ…with only a few small alterations.

 

Sift that together with your other dry ingredients…

Photobucket Once you have your batter made, drop it in 2 teaspoon sized portions on a parchment lined baking sheet…

I formed mine into little balls, but you don’t have to.  I just wanted them to all bake the same shape.
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Let them cool on your baking sheet for about 3 minutes…

PhotobucketAnd then get your York Peppermint Patties ready…

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While the cookies are still warm, but not hot, sandwich a Patty in between two cookies…

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The warm cookie will melt the chocolate of the patty enough to stick to the cookies, creating a yummy filling!

These are the perfect cookie for the holidays or a cookie swap!

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Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches


Description

Makes approx 24 cookie sandwiches


Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • approx 24 York Peppermint Patties

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and both eggs and stir until combined and smooth, about 1 more minute.
  3. IN a separate bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Slowly add into butter mixture, Beating until combined.
  5. Add in mini chips and stir until incorporated.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Measure out approx 2 tsp of dough and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake 7-8 minutes until puffed and just set.
  8. Let cookies cool approx 3 minutes on baking sheet, then place a peppermint patty in between 2 warm cookies and place on a wire rack to continue cooling. Gently press cookies together so as the chocolate melts, the cookies stick to the patty.

Notes

Cookie recipe adapted from Hershey’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

51 Responses

  1. I have done the extact same thing! I think it’s been about 3 times over the last few years, I wake up on the other side of the room because I jumped out of bed when I dreamt of a huge spider attacking me in bed. And it always takes me a few seconds to realize it was just a dream and I wonder how I got across the room. :/

  2. Shelly they look delish! I made chocolate cookies and posted about them yesterday and really wanted to add peppermint but I didn’t. Next time 🙂 I love the sandwich filling layer of peppermint pattys you used! And the cookies themselves look perfect! Pinning!

  3. Anne Weber-Falk

    I’m not a fan of mixing cookies with candy but I will totally do this. These look great. I know my family will be all over these too.

  4. Jessica Gonzalez

    Holy Moly!!! I am soooo making these for my Cookie Swap Party!! Question – is it two tsp. of baking soda or is that second baking soda suppose to be baking powder?? Thanks in advance!!

  5. oh I hope you saw what I did with the peppermint patty’s?
    so good.
    see peppermint is my favorite to bake with. While everyone loves pumpkin, I’m happy to be in the peppermint season now.
    your dreams sound like your body is trying to get rid of a lot of built up stress.
    that’s what i was told when i had a bout of them.
    wasn’t this a great comment? lol

  6. Those dreams are the WORST! Hopefully youve used up your quota for this year. Or…not if it means we keep getting peppermint chocolate heaven recipes like this out of ’em!

  7. yes to everything. i do the same thing to my hubby with my crazy dreams. AND peppermint patties are my favorite, so i need about 6 dozen of these.

    also. hot chocolate made with that special dark cocoa? insane.

  8. Sorry that you had a creepy spider murder man dream but I’m also, glad that you did because without that dream you wouldn’t have these cookies haha. I can already see that you’re going to be a favorite on chocolate and peppermint patties what’s not to love……. Well I mean except for the creepy spider dream I don’t want to have anything to do with that haha

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