November 29, 2012

Peppermint Bark Cookies

Oh, these are some yummy cookies!  Crispy outsides, chewy insides....and they stay that way for at least 5 days.  I haven't eaten one yet today but I bet they are still the same today too!  The recipe came from the back of the Trader Joe's Peppermint Bark Pieces bag.  I have to say that I have fallen in love with Trader Joe's.  The store is close by to where I work so I have spent many lunch breaks browsing the store.  I haven't bought anything from there yet that we don't love.

These are a definite keeper for your cookie list!  I sprinkled a little grey sea salts on top of some of the cookies and it gave them that extra special bite every once and a while.  I just love sweet and salt don't you?

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Peppermint Bark Cookies
A chocolate cookie with Trader Joe's Peppermint Bark Chips....irresistible!
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coca powder
  • 1-9 oz bag Trader Joe's Peppermint Bark Baking Bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until completely blended.  Beat in one egg at a time until well blended.  Stir in vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa.  Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, beating until completely blended.  Fold in the Peppermint Bark Baking Bits.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoonsfuls onto a parchment lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart.  Bake 12=14 minutes (mine took 12).  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Recipe stated that it made approximately 12 cookies.  I used my small cookie scoop and got 36 cookies.
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Peggy Clyde said...

What a great looking cookie. I always have broken candy canes. Maybe they could be crushed and added to these cookies also. Thanks.

Stacy said...

I DO love sweet and salty and I will definitely sprinkle a little sea salt when I make these! I have been invited to a cookie exchange next week and these would be perfect. I am living Dubai right now without access to Trader Joe's but I was thinking I could make my peppermint bark early this year. And if it's not too early: Merry Christmas!

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Great cookie! I love everything about Trader Joe's. The sea salt is a nice addition....salt tastes great on deserts.

bellini said...

The closest Trader Joe's would be in Vancouver but that would never stop me from making these tasty and crisp cookies.

Jeff @ Cheeseburger said...

This is definitely going to my go to cookie recipe list.

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Rachel Ring said...

I assume that these Peppermint Baking Chips are like chocolate chips and you therefore avoid the sharp shards of broken Peppermints in your cookies!? LOVE this, I'll be shopping soon :-)

Parsley Sage said...

One of my all time favorite types of cookies given a lovely Christmasy reboot :) Love it!

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