Move aside, pumpkin: Peppermint has taken over our grocery stores. From biscotti to chocolates to coffee creamers and tea, peppermint is being infused into every treat imaginable, including peanut butter, ice cream, M&M's and cotton candy. Our judges sampled four peppermint-flavored dessert treats to include in their holiday gatherings. They enjoyed all of the options, but every one of the panelists planned to pick up a bag of peppermint Oreo cookies after this tasting. If they don't eat all of the cookies in one sitting, they will sprinkle peppermint Oreo crumbles on ice cream, cheesecake or pudding for a holiday twist.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent