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Peppermint Bark Cookies

Recipe for Peppermint Bark Cookies

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This holiday season, The JetSet Family has partnered with Bob’s Red Mill Flour on this sponsored post. Together we’re about to send a box of love 3,000 miles away.

It really is. I love the holidays so much, but being away from my grandmother always makes me sad. My favorite childhood memories revolve around her living room, with tons of presents, family dinner, and my grandfather meticulously decorating the Christmas tree. I would lay under the tree for what seemed like hours, and I can still remember the scent of the straw hay that he laid near the Nativity way in the back corner. I would marvel at the colored lights and couldn’t wait to open my stocking because my grandmother always filled it with the best stuff.

That was a really long time ago, and now that my grandmother will be 94 this Christmas, so much has changed. Living 3,000 miles away doesn’t help much, but starting new traditions like baking with my daughter and sending care packages home does. While we are fans of traditional Christmas sugar cookies and fingerprint snowballs, this year we’re all about peppermint. Specifically chocolate “peppermint chip” cookies or Peppermint Bark cookies made with love in fancy boxes with fun cards, ribbon, and holiday tags.

Recipe for Homemade Peppermint Bark Christmas Cookies | The JetSet Family

Nothing says, “I Love You,” like freshly baked cookies

My grandmother taught me the meaning of love. Love isn’t necessarily what you do for someone, it’s how you make them feel. And this is exactly what I want my daughter to feel. So baking with her, leads to laughter, love, kindness, and feeling the sense of gratitude for each other. If that’s not the epitome of what love stands for, I’m not sure what is.

It’s amazing how the simple task of spending quality time with my daughter doing something we both enjoy will parlay into something much bigger like bringing a smile to someone’s face that really could use a pick me up during the holidays.

Recipe for Homemade Peppermint Bark Cookies | The JetSet Family

Little Bites of Love

Our family loves everything about these Peppermint Bark Cookies. Hubs loves the chocolate wafer-type filling, Kiddo loves the peppermint snow chips, and I love the white chocolate frosting. Between the taste, colors, and smell, this is the perfect Christmas nibble.

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Peppermint Bark Cookies
Yields 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
1776 calories
254 g
98 g
83 g
17 g
52 g
389 g
489 g
211 g
1 g
25 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
389g
Yields
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1776
Calories from Fat 729
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 83g
128%
Saturated Fat 52g
258%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 98mg
33%
Sodium 489mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 254g
85%
Dietary Fiber 7g
26%
Sugars 211g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
16%
Vitamin C
68%
Calcium
41%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 12 ounce package White Chocolate Chips (or chopped good quality white chocolate)
  2. 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract (not imitation extract)
  3. 12 candy canes, crushed
  4. 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  5. 3/4 cup sugar
  6. 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, well packed
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 1 cup Bob's Red Mill all-purpose flour
  9. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  12. 1/4 cup milk
For the Chocolate Wafers
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until light, about 2 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. If there are any lumps of cocoa powder, sift the dry ingredients before adding to the butter.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix just to combine. Add the milk and mix just to combine.
  4. Form the dough into two 1 1/2-inch-thick logs. Wrap well in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. To bake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  6. Slice the log of cookie dough into 1/8-inch-thick coins.
  7. Arrange on the baking sheets with about 1 1/2 inches between the cookies.
  8. Bake for 8 minutes and then rotate the trays back to front and switch from top and bottom racks. Bake for another 2 minutes or until they are dry looking and firm. Because the cookies are so dark, you can't go by color on these.
For the Frosting and Peppermint Snow
  1. Pour the white chocolate chips into a small microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring after each cycle.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the peppermint extract.
  3. Dip the top of the wafer cookies in the chocolate to coat and set on a wire rack.
  4. Sprinkle with the candy canes and allow the cookies to cool until the chocolate is set.
Notes
  1. The finished chocolate wafers should be 1.5" round. For double the fun, add some chocolate frosting between two cookie, then coat with white chocolate and peppermint snow.
Adapted from The Cooking Channel
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calories
1776
fat
83g
protein
17g
carbs
254g
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Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Founder + Creative Officer, Nicole Standley, shares her favorite trends in travel, food + wine, fashion, health, and fun on The JetSet Family and is a long time travel + lifestyle contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post, and Hilton Hotels. She is a brand ambassador for Netflix and O, The Oprah Magazine, and has been named Top Family Travel Blogger by Trip Advisor and Red Tricycle. Follow her on Instagram at: nicoleDstandley

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