Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Chocolate and peppermint. What a romantic pairing. And here it is again in yet another delectable form. Really, as long as it’s cold, I love peppermint. And my love of chocolate is neverending. This recipe is a re-share from my gluten-eating days.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

My husband and I made these based on this recipe over at 101 Cookbooks. I stumbled upon it while looking for a peppermint bark recipe (posted earlier this Peppermint Week) and thought, “Hey! Why not?” We made them. They were good. Here is the recipe we recommend to you–altered from the original.

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3 cups (unbleached) all-purpose flour
1 cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or stick margarine, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups peppermint bark, roughly chopped (that’s about half what you made last week)



We followed the directions from the site linked above.

When we made these cookies, we used unbleached whole wheat flour. Don’t do that. The recipe above has been altered to instruct you not to do that. Unless you really like whole wheat flour. Then go for it but know that the cookies were on the dry side and tasted a bit like peppermint bark lodged in a wheat cracker. With that said, I like wheat flour, and I liked these, but my husband refused to bring them to work saying he couldn’t afford that type of liability. Whatever. More for me.

Shawna Ayoub

Shawna Ayoub is an essayist, fiction writer, poet and instructor with an MFA in creative writing from Indiana University. Some of her work has been published in The Manifest-Station, Role Reboot, [wherever], The Huffington Post, The Oxford Review and Exit 7. Her writing explores the intersections of race, place and survivorship. She writes with honesty about her own experience in order to transform pain.

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