My goal for holiday cookies in December was to try something new. It is always good to keep up with traditions but I wanted to be a rebel. I had so many wonderful recipes I wanted to try, that there was no way I’d have time to make those, plus my classics.
For instance, peppermint bark is something I make for Christmas every year because it is delicious. I came across this wonderful cookie which featured peppermint bark on top of a buttery cookie. It was a twist on an old favorite and was one of the first holiday cookies I had baked up.
The verdict? They were very addicting. I had to hide them in the fridge so I couldn’t see them. Tasted just like peppermint bark but with a buttery shortbread cookie as the base. Cut them into fun shapes and pieces to mimic peppermint bark.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies From Bon Appétit
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2 cups AP flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar (I did 1/2 sugar, 1/2 stevia)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg yolk
6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup (3 ounces) finely chopped peppermint candies or candy canes
2 ounces high-quality white chocolate (I used Wholefoods brand)
Click HERE to find out how to make Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies.