Each day in a calendar year has a national food holiday attached to it. We ignore 99% of them but every so often we spring up out of the Lazy Boy when a particularly appealing one appears.

Today is such a day.

It’s National Peppermint Patty Day y’all. There are few pleasures so simple that provide such glory as the humble peppermint patty.

Henry C. Kessler invented this treat way back in 1940. 35 years passed before it became nationally prominent via Peter Paul, the maker of the incomparably delicious Almond Joy candy bar.

We hit the test kitchen like a runaway truck a couple months ago and penned the following recipe: York Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. You can bang this recipe out in well under one hour.


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