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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

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These dark chocolate peppermint bark cookies are one of my favorite ways to share holiday cookies with neighbors!
 
a stack of warm dark chocolate peppermint cookies on a cooling rack
 
These cookies and the Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies  are from the same cookie recipe, but it’s amazing how different the chips make them.
 
I asked a bunch of people which cookie they preferred and everyone had a different opinion, so of course I have to show both kinds.
 
I actually go back and forth between my favorite as well. I love when March hits and the Girl Scouts bust out those Thin Mint cookies so I’m always a little pulled in that direction with the Andes Mint Chocolate cookies but there’s something just so darn perfect and holiday awesome about the peppermint chip version.
 
a close up of a dark chocolate cookie with white chocolate peppermint bark pieces

Peppermint

These Peppermint Chips are not like the hard candy like many peppermint desserts sport, aka broken candy canes, instead it’s these little chips that taste like peppermint white chocolate bark.
 
They get all melty and creamy which means that the cookie is melty and awesome.
 
 
Plus they make your house smell like the holidays and I loooove the holiday smells. Decorating is fun and feels so exciting, but when you walk into a house that smells like Christmas, well that’s when you really get into the holidays. Don’t you think?

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

This cookie recipe is one of my favorites because… wait for it… 

NO REFRIGERATION NEEDED!

How many of you have been making cookies only to realize it calls for 12 hours in the fridge? 

NO! Ugh!!! I wanted cookies right now! 

The only key to these cookies, or really there are two are the time being mixed and kind of cocoa. 

a close up of a dark chocolate cookie with white chocolate peppermint bark pieces

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder

Dark chocolate cocoa powder is finally becoming more common and for good reason, it amps up the flavor of chocolate in your cookies without tasting like a deep dark chocolate.
 
In fact, if you didn’t know that these cookies were dark chocolate would you even notice?
Probably not.
 
But, if you head to the baking section of the grocery store or amazon you can find dark chocolate cocoa powder. It’s absolutely worth buying. 
 
a cooling rack of dark chocolate peppermint bark cookies

Beating the Butter and Sugar

This is a huge deal in the chocolate cookies world as chocolate cookies can often be dry and flat. You need to beat the butter and sugars together for 3 minutes. 

When butter and sugars beat together they chemically change and create a fluffier cookie. 

a stack of warm dark chocolate peppermint cookies on a cooling rack

a close up of a dark chocolate cookie with white chocolate peppermint bark pieces

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
These dark chocolate peppermint bark cookies are one of my favorite ways to share holiday cookies with neighbors!

Ingredients

Recipe by me

  • 3/4 Cup Butter softened (MUST be softened)
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Unsweetened Dark Hersheys Cocoa
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Peppermint Bark Baking Chips

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until smooth for 3 minutes and lightened in color.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together all of the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix only until the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Stir in the baking chips.
  • Spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
  • Remove to a cooling rack.

Notes

cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 228mg10%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 296IU6%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a stack of warm dark chocolate peppermint cookies on a cooling rack

 

 

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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10 comments

  • It looks really great. I want to do this. Thanks.

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    • You will love it!! Thank you for taking time to leave a comment!

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  • Carrian, These cookies look delicious! I wanted to let you know that they will be in a Christmas Cookie Roundup on my blog this week with a linkback to your site for the recipe. Happy Holidays! Joan-MyCookieClinic

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    • Oh wonderful! I’ll have to watch for it!

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  • Hi – Can you tell me how many cookies come from one batch? Thanks!

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    • Depending on size I get 24-36:)

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  • These peppermint cookies look so delicious! Definitely a recipe I will be adding to my to bake list this Christmas…

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    • You’ll love them!

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  • they make my mouth water!

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