Peppermint bark is one of those holiday treats that you have to have. But have you had peppermint bark cookies? These easy holiday cookies are sure to make mom (or dad) the favorite person of the week.
The best part about this recipe is you can be done from start to finish in under 30 minutes. Check out how easy these are to make!
Looking for more holiday desserts? You might also enjoy these meringue cookies.
Easy Peppermint Bark Cookies
I am not sure when it happened to me. Maybe it was when my youngest turned 2? All I know is that I woke up one day after we started our brick and mortar business and I suddenly didn’t have any free time.
Do you know that feeling? I swear I can’t keep the laundry done, the dusting around the house finished, the floors vacuumed, or the meals prepped.
It’s just one thing after another and I feel like I am always running out of time. (It can’t be just me, right?)
Needless to say, I started prioritizing all of my household chores and incorporating some child chores. Yes, my kids have tasks. Thank goodness! This house would be full of dust, and all of the dishes would be dirty if they did not have chores.
How long does it take to make this easy peppermint bark recipe?
So you might be thinking now, what does that have to do with peppermint bark cookies? It has everything to do with them. Why? Because they don’t take much time!
Even though I feel time flying by, I can always find a quick 30 minutes to make a delicious dessert as good as this peppermint bark recipe.
These really are the best holiday cookies, and I love that they are easy enough for my 7-year-old to make.
How to make peppermint bark cookies
This is an easy holiday cookies recipe. There are not a lot of ingredients, and the bark comes together fast.
Here is what you will need:
- sugar cookie mix
- unsalted butter
- One egg
- chocolate almond bark
- white chocolate bark
- crushed peppermints
10 steps to make the best peppermint bark
These peppermint bark cookies are quick and easy, and you won’t believe how fast they come together.
1. Make sure you preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut a piece of parchment paper to 12×12 size and place onto a cookie sheet.
2. If you haven’t done so already, crush the peppermints and set them to the side.
3. Use a mixer to blend the cookie mix, egg, and butter. Mix until a soft dough forms.
4. Press the cookie dough onto the parchment paper and roll it out to the edges. You can also use a plastic cup to help roll out the dough, and it won’t stick!
5. Bake the cookie dough for 10 minutes or until it is a light golden brown color. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
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6. Melt the chocolate almond bark (best done with a broiler) and spread all over the top of the cooled cookie crust.
7. Sprinkle the crushed peppermints all over the melted chocolate.
8. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle it all over the top.
9. Place into the fridge to allow the chocolate to cool. (Or freezer if you want faster results!)
10. Break apart and enjoy! You can also use a pizza cutter to create cleaner slices.
That’s it! Just 10 steps to delicious, easy holiday cookies. If you love peppermint bark, you’re going to enjoy these peppermint bark cookies.
Not only that, but this recipe doesn’t take up much time. The time I seem to need more of.
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How to make the best peppermint bark cookies
- 1 sugar cookie mix
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 12 oz chocolate almond bark
- 6 oz white almond bark
- 1/2 cup crushed peppermints
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut a piece of parchment paper to 12x12 size and place onto a cookie sheet.
- Crush the peppermints in a bag and set aside.
- Using a mixer, mix together the cookie mix, egg and butter until a soft dough forms.
- Press the cookie dough onto the parchment paper and roll out until it fills the edges of your 12x12 sheet. Rolling a plastic cup works great, as it won’t stick.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until a light golden brown color. Cool completely. (IMPORTANT!)
- Melt the chocolate almond bark using a double broiler method. Spread the melted chocolate all over the cooled cookie crust.
- Sprinkle the crushed peppermints all over the top of the chocolate.
- Melt the white chocolate and decorate the top with drizzles all over.
- Place into the fridge for a couple of hours until the chocolate has completely set.
- Break apart and enjoy! If you prefer cleaner slices, use a pizza cutter.
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