Last month we shared with you our Buckeye Brownie Cookies and you all loved them! Those sweet cookies were pinned over 15,000 times in just about a week and a half. Thank you! You all are the best!
Chocolate and peanut butter is definitely my favorite combination, but a very close second is chocolate and peppermint. Peppermint patties have always been my favorite candy.
As soon as I bit into those Buckeye Brownie Cookies, I knew next on my list would be a peppermint patty version. And it is perfect timing with St. Patrick’s Day quickly coming. These cookies would make a fun St. Paddy’s Day treat! And if you don’t want the green food coloring, simply leave it out and you’ll have a traditional “peppermint patty” look.
What I love about these brownie cookies is that they start with a boxed brownie mix. We love Pillsbury brownie mixes! Use the family size so that you get enough brownie batter. Trust me…you don’t want just a few of these cookies. You’re going to want as many as you can get your hands on. What keeps these cookies super soft is the addition of cream cheese to the brownie mix.
And here’s a hint…remember not to overbake these cookies, but you do want them to cook all the way through so they hold up to the weight of the added peppermint patty layer. 12 minutes was just right for us.
Don’t forget that beautiful layer of chocolate on top. We used Candiquik which melts easily and sets up quickly!