Ho, ho, ho, and happy holidays! Make these delicious Peppermint Mocha Chip Cookies this holiday season + have yummy peppermint mocha all season long!
I remember my very first coffee. Unlike many of my friends and peers, I never drank coffee throughout my teens. Not even the super popular frappuccino drinks from Starbucks. I was anti-coffee for no reason other than I didn’t really like the taste and I had enough energy to get me through my days so I didn’t need caffeine.
But my first coffee was a real Treat Yo Self moment for me. I went for a morning run like I used to do in college and it was pretty cold outside. I decided to stop at the Starbucks on Green Street for a hot tea to start my day but asked the barista if she would recommend a coffee drink that didn’t taste like coffee or have too much sugar.
And my love affair with the Skinny Peppermint Mocha was born. I mean, minty hot chocolate with a little kick of caffeine?! It’s like a Frango Mint in drink form and Chicagoans love their Frango Mints 😉
Even now, I’ll load up my Starbucks app and occasionally treat myself I eventually moved on from skinny mochas to plain black coffee because who wants to spend $5 on a single coffee? But I still love a skinny peppermint mocha and ONE DAY(!!) I will learn how to make one for myself.
For now, though? It’s all about the Peppermint Mocha Cookies. Because those are easy and don’t require a frother or a milk steamer. (I really should get a steamer *hint hint*) And if you just need your peppermint mocha drink fix (but don’t have a steamer or frother), grab these Nut Pod creamers!!