Chocolatey Peppermint Goodness

The second weekend in December marks an important milestone in the holiday season... the weekend of baking!!! Resist no longer, friends! The season is in full swing and this year, I have my eyes on all things chocolatey and peppermint. Here are a few drool-worthy goodies that I've had my eyes on as I map out the 2011 Holiday Baking Extravaganza...

1. Peppermint Ball Cookies

2. Chocolate Espresso Snowcaps

3.  Peppermint Bark

Have you tried any of these before?! They're all new for me or twists on old classics, but I'm willing to put in the time to bake and re-bake until the recipe is just perfect. :) What are your favorite kinds of holiday treats? Any recipes that we MUST try this year???