Oatmeal Peppermint Cookies

I finally caved and started listening to Christmas music just in time to kick off my holiday baking. I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to listen to anything else while baking in December. I may or may not have been shamefully attempting to sing along with Mariah Carey. You know you do it too, fess up. It mostly goes okay until she hits those notes that no one but her can seemingly hit, or at least once upon a time. I’m not sure I’ve heard her sing like that since the early 90’s.

Next to the music, what better way to ring in holiday baking than with chocolate and peppermint, or more specifically… candy canes! Being the baking supply hoarder that I sometimes am, I had a stash of candy canes from last year just waiting to be used for something completely awesome.

These are so simple to whip up and are sure to be a huge hit. I can’t even explain how fast they vanished here. Between the Mr and the kids, they were devoured. In all fairness, I did make a reduced batch because what with the month of sweets ahead I didn’t want a huge amount of cookies around.

Truth be told, I’d never added a candy cane to my hot chocolate before I set out to take these pictures but it’s my new favorite way to enjoy it at home. Forget the minty Dunkin Donuts variety that is screamingly awful, this is downright perfect.

Today I’m taking part Katrina’s month long cookie extravaganza! So head on over to find the recipe and share some love.

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13 Responses to “Oatmeal Peppermint Cookies”

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

    I do the same thing with that song from Rent “Seasons of Love” when they hit that obnoxiously high note towards the end. I’m convinced I’ve hit it at least once before so I feel as if I must continue to do so every time I hear it now. I’m embarrassed for myself.

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 5, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Thanks for bringing the cookies today :) I wish we were munching on them together! And yes- old (young?) Mariah is the ONLY Mariah.

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I love mariah..I attempt to belt it out, high notes included..as long as noones home haha makes baking so much more fun! :) These cookies look delicious!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — December 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Fantastic flavors here!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — December 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Love me some peppermint. Tis’ the season!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 5, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    i love peppermint and i love chocolate. so the fact you dipped these oatmeal cookies IN chocolate makes you that much cooler.

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    Tracey — December 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Haha love Mariah Carey’s holiday songs. Have you seen her collaboration with Jimmy Fallon? It aired last night – super fun! Your cookies are making me hungry, I need a snack!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    That high note Mariah sings just baffles me, til this day. After attempting it for far too long (alone so no one hears the cat shrieks) I’ve given up all hope of hitting a note half that high.
    Something I COULD get high on is these, if it were possible to get high on cookies…

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    Gail Straka — December 6, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I wish I cold sing! But I’ll have to play the Christmas music a little louder as I try this awesome looking recipe!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I don’t understand… what this “reduced batch” business? ;) jk these look AMAZING! I love chocolate and peppermint, but on a oatmeal cookie? Forgetaboutit!

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      Rachel — December 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      It always scares me when a recipe states it’ll make 4 or 5 dozen cookies because come on… how many cookies can we realistically have in the house? lol

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    natalie@thesweetslife — December 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    such a perfect looking holiday cookie!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — December 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Saw these the other day at Katrina’s – great cookies! Love the chocolate and peppermint addition!

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