Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Dipped in Homemade Ganache (Video)
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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Dipped in Homemade Ganache (Video)

Looking for a new Christmas cookie to bake this season? This recipe for chocolate peppermint cookies highlights one of the top holiday flavors, made with Harry & David Peppermint Bark.

chopped peppermint bark
We’re all for a classic gingerbread man or traditional sugar cookies, but what about peppermint? As one of the most iconic holiday flavors, this recipe deserves a spot on your holiday cookie menu.chocolate peppermint cookie recipe

These cookies start with a chocolate cookie base reminiscent of a brownie. But, it’s not until you fold in some chopped peppermint bark that the Christmas party really starts. After a dip into chocolate ganache and a sprinkle of peppermint bark, these cookies are ready to serve. Get ready to cozy up by the fire with a mug of peppermint hot cocoa and your favorite Christmas movie for the perfect winter treat.



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Serves: Makes About 2 Dozen Cookies
Prep Time: 30 Cooking Time: 10

Ingredients

  • For The Cookies
  • 1 cup chopped Harry & David Peppermint Bark
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • For The Ganache
  • 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Chopped peppermint bark pieces

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper

2

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda then set aside

3

With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla /peppermint extract and mix until combined

4

Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in chopped peppermint bark

5

Scoop the dough into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart

6

Bake cookies for 10 minutes and set aside on cooling rack

7

Make Ganache: Add the chocolate to a large bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just until it bubbles around the edges. Remove the cream from the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Let the mixture stand for 30-45 seconds, then stir until the chocolate melts and a smooth ganache comes together, about 1-2 minutes

8

Lay out a large sheet of parchment paper. Dip the cookies, halfway, into the warm ganache. Place the dipped cookies on paper. Sprinkle with peppermint bark pieces

9

Enjoy!


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