Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies-Chocolate Chip Cookies with chopped up peppermint bark, chocolate chips, and a sprinkling of flaked sea salt. These are the perfect chocolate chip cookies for the holidays.
Peppermint Bark, A Holiday Favorite
It isn’t officially the holiday season until I open up a tin of Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark. It is the best peppermint bark and a MUST for December. I look forward to opening a tin every year…or two or three:) I can’t get enough!
Peppermint bark tastes like Christmas and great to have around for holiday parties, gifts, and cookies! Yes, cookies! I also like to use it to make Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies. I chop up the peppermint bark and add it to chocolate chip cookies and the results are EPIC!
How to Make Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies and they are going to love this festive twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie. The addition of peppermint bark makes these the best Christmas cookies!
The hardest part about making Peppermint Bark Chocolate Chip Cookies is to not eat all of the peppermint bark before it goes into the cookie dough..ha! I know it is addicting, but I promise the cookies are worth the wait.
- The chocolate chip cookie recipe is simple and straightforward. The only special ingredient you need is the peppermint bark!
- Make sure your butter isn’t too warm. It should be cool from the fridge and not too soft.
- Don’t over mix the cookie dough. Mix until just combined.
- Chop up the peppermint bark with a sharp knife, you will need 2 cups of chopped peppermint bark to make these cookies. I put 1 ½ cups chopped peppermint bark in the cookie dough and reserve a half cup to gently press onto the cookies when they come out of the oven. The additional peppermint bark on top of the cookies makes them extra pretty and extra delicious.
- I also sprinkle flaked sea salt on top of the cookies. You will love the sweet, salty, minty, chocolaty, buttery combo! I am telling you these cookies are Christmas cookie perfection! Santa will be begging for a plate of these cookies!
How to Store the Cookies
You don’t have to chill the dough to bake these cookies, but you certainly can. I always think a good chill makes chocolate chip cookies better. You can wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours.
I love keeping cookie dough in the fridge at all times during the holidays so I can bake off fresh cookies whenever guests stop by or whenever I get a cookie craving, which is every single day in December:)
You can also freeze the cookie dough. Roll the cookie dough into balls and freeze for up to one month. When ready to bake, preheat the oven and follow the same instructions, just add a few extra minutes to the baking time.
Once the cookies are baked, place the cooled in an airtight container and store on the counter for up to four days. Of course, they are best fresh out of the oven, in my opinion. Grab a warm cookie, a glass of milk, and ENJOY!
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- Easy Sugar Cookies
- No Bake Cookies
- Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Mexican Wedding Cookies
- Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies
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