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Sunday, December 7, 2014

How to make the Best Chocolate Peppermint Cookie bars

These Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars are made in layers, a sugar cookie layer, a chocolate brownie layer and they are topped with melted white chocolate and crushed peppermint.  


chocolate peppermint cookie bars



Christmas is a very special time of the year and it's always fun to indulge in extra special treats.     These Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars are extra special but fairly easy to make.   

They are not overly sweet and are great for the grandkids or served at one of the many Christmas Parties that we attend this time of the year. 

This is a great time to start gathering your Christmas Recipes in a Christmas file.  Organizing just makes life easier and gives you more time during the holidays.   Amazon has some very nice Inexpensive Recipe Organizers that would be perfect for to get this started.    

Other than organizing our recipes for this season, we are stocking up on Red Fiestaware over at Amazon.  It's gorgeous and can be used for Christmas, Valentines Day and several other times during the year which makes the most out of our dollars.   

We also like to buy chocolate mint peppermint candy canes which adds a different touch to the norm but these bars are delicious either way.  So if you are a traditionalist when it comes to candy canes or like the gourmet candy canes this recipe will be delicious.     


Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars


Ingredients
  • For the Sugar Cookie Layer
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • For the Brownie Layer
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Topping
  • 1 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 5 chocolate mint candle canes or regular candy canes
Instructions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a 13 X 9-inch baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil.
 Sugar Cookie Layer
1. In a bowl, whisk flour and salt
2. In a separate bowl, with a mixer beat melted butter and sugar until fluffy about 2 minutes.
3. Add flour mixture to butter and sugar mixture and beat to combine.
4. Stir in white chocolate chips.
5. Press firmly and evenly into the foil-lined pan
6. Refrigerate 15 minutes
Brownie Layer
1. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Beat in melted butter, egg, milk and mint extract. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
2. Dollop evenly over sugar cookie layer and spread with a spatula dipped in warm water to prevent sticking. (re-dip as needed)
 To Make
1. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes cool on a wire cooling rack
2. Remove from pan and place on work surface.
3. Meanwhile, melt the remaining (1 1/4 cups) white chocolate chips per package directions.
4. Drizzle or spread over bar cookies
5. Crush candy canes and sprinkle over the top
6. After white chocolate is cooled and hardened, cut into squares

10 comments:

  1. These look delish, I love chocolate and peppermint together!!

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  2. Yummmy! These look so good. I love peppermint treats year-round! But they're even better at Christmas time. So festive and fun! Thanks for the recipe. I've pinned it for later.

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  3. I'll take two please! They look divine! :) Pinned, YUM'd Heart'd, G+ and I'm off to SU.

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  4. LOVE chocolate and peppermint!! Pinning!!

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  5. You can just send these my way, I won't mind! :)

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  6. I seriously could go for a few of these right now! Now if I could just get someone to make them for me! I'm sending tons of foodie love your way!

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  7. I love the sound of these, chocolate & peppermint, what's not to love!!!

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  8. Peppermint and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations! I don't think I'd ever tire of eating them. They look scrumptious!

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  9. Oh yum! I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint, and these look so festive, too!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))