The Studio 5 staff has searched the state to find some of the best peppermint treats for you to try.
OVER THE TOP GOURMET COOKIES
Thanks to heavy demand for her cookies, Rachel Smith just opened its first bakery and retail store in South Jordan. She is known for her oversized cookies that are extreme: bigger, sweeter, chunkier and “gooey-er”. Then, drawing on the company’s name, a variety of decadent ingredients such as candy bar chunks and chocolate are melted “over the top.”
1665 W. Towne Center Drive, Suite B3
South Jordan, UT 84095
Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Float.
SMART COOKIE COMPANY
This is fresh hot chocolate with a scoop of peppermint ice cream on top. As the ice cream melts, it turns the chocolate “pepperminty” … and then hot chocolate becomes so thick you can eat it with a spoon. The Smart Cookie Company also creates wonderful cookies, and specializes in ice cream sandwiches in all sorts of cookie and ice cream combinations. They have two locations, one in Provo and one in American Fork.
840 No 700 East, Provo
743 W 100 N American Fork
This peppermint cupcake is a moist, dense chocolate cake swirled with peppermint butter cream frosting and topped with crushed peppermint candies. It is packed with flavor and is made from scratch with the finest ingredients. Cupcake Chic operates out of Springville, but serves all of Utah Valley (and beyond). The cupcakes are also sold at three retail locations: Coffee Pod in Provo, Art City Coffee in Springville, and Jaxies in Spanish Fork. You can contact Trista Milette by phone or email.
Candy Cane Hot Fudge Shake
Tucked away in Heber is the Dairy Keen, home to some of Utah’s most honored shakes. The Candy Cane Hot Fudge Shake is a peppermint shake with pieces of soft candy cane and hot fudge that are added to it. Dairy Keen, Home of the Train in Heber City is a popular stop for those going through Heber City along U.S. 40.
199 South Main, Heber
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This is a little out-of-the-way place in Draper where an old home is being renovated into a cozy café. They actually had several peppermint treats which could have made it on the list. Peppermint tea-infused candy, St. Nicholas peppermint cookies, peppermint biscotti, and homemade peppermint patties are all on the menu.
12640 S Fort Street