If you're the type of person who likes baking (*cough* ... me), you'll probably agree that winter is the most ideal time to practice your cookie skills. There's nothing I don't love about it: standing by a warm oven, cutting out fun shapes, and eating fresh cookies. Plus, if I'm making sandwich cookies, then I frequently get to "taste test" the frosting.
It's also the time when all of those classic holiday flavor pairings are just right to use. My favorite has to be the chocolate-mint combo, so of course this is immediately where I went with these easy chocolate cut-out cookies.