Homemade Oreo Cookies with Peppermint Frosting

 

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day!  These homemade “Oreos” with peppermint frosting are the perfect treat to bring to work, school or a party to celebrate.  (They’re also the perfect treat any time!)  The cookies are like a dark chocolate version of Oreos.  You can make them crunchy like real Oreos or leave them a bit softer; it’s up to you.  The peppermint frosting is creamy, sweet and refreshing and brings that festive greenness. 🙂

 

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Peppermint Glaze

 

Matt and I have officially moved!  I am so excited that I now live in a HOUSE (first time in a long time), with Matt (best part), and it’s beautiful.  We have an avocado tree in the backyard, we have a backyard!, and there’s a trail behind the lot we’re on that is so nice to walk on after work.  Oh, and the kitchen is a dream!  It has a nice stove/oven that heats things evenly and reliably.  It’s awesome.

 

It’s also inspiring.  Last week was our first real week here and I baked up a storm.  Every oven is a little different so I figured I should dive in and figure mine out!  Starting with these soft, rich peppermint chocolate chip cupcakes covered in a smooth dark chocolate peppermint glaze.