So the cookie eating has expanded to candy and snack eating in general. My office around the holidays is a danger zone! Gift basket after gift basket full of chocolates, cakes, candies, meats, cheeses, crackers… I could go on and on. Anywho… I had picked up this bag of peppermint bark pieces from Trader Joes last week and thought I would put them in some cookies!
I could have eaten the pieces right out of the bag, but I thought I should really get ahold of myself. I do have to fit in my NYE dress after all.
So you will just whip up a batch of simple chocolate cookie dough and add in the pieces.
Then scoop onto a cookies sheet….
And bake for 12 minutes!
And feel free to sprinkle with powdered sugar!
Peppermint Bark Cookies
- 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 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 bag Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark Baking Bits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until completely blended. Beat in one egg at a time, until well blended. Beat in one egg at a time until combined. Stir in vanilla. In a seperate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt & cocoa. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, beating until combined. Fold in the Peppermint Bark Baking Bits. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes.