One of the best parts about working with General Mills and Pillsbury, is that sometimes I get to try new products before they hit the grocery store shelf. The nice team at Pillsbury sent me a case of their new Peppermint Sugar Cookie dough a few weeks ago. I loved being able to play with it and create something new. And now you can too. The cookies are delicious on their own, but why leave well enough alone? Chocolate and peppermint is one of the best combinations on the planet, so I had to do it. I did it for all of us. A minty cookie base, covered with a fudgy and rich brownie.
I do try to bake as much as I can from scratch, but sometimes, time just does not allow that to happen. A girl has to take help where she can, right? Especially at this time of year, I always need to bring something to something. I made these Peppermint Brownie Bars and sent them with my husband to share with his classmates, and you know what? They loved them and devoured them in about 15 seconds. It made no difference to them if I spent hours in the kitchen baking these, or 10 minutes, all they cared about was how they tasted. They could not have been simpler to make either. Press a roll of Peppermint Sugar Cookie dough into the bottom of a 9×13 pan, and cover with brownie mix. Bake and you are good to go.