Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Recipe: Peppermint Chocolate Bark Cookies

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I found this recipe for Peppermint Chocolate Bark Cookies in the Boston Globe magazine of Dec. 9, 2012 and decided to give it a try.

TIP Use a sieve to separate candy pieces from 
dust. Reserve dust for sprinkling on hot cocoa.

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces candy canes
2 cups bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 
(12 ounces)


In a small bowl, whisk flour and salt and set aside. 
Use a mixer to cream the butter and sugar at 
medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 
minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat to 
incorporate fully. Add the flour mixture and beat on 
low just to incorporate. Scrape dough onto a piece 
of plastic wrap, knead it once or twice, shape into a 
disk, wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 and up to 48 
hours.

With the rack in the center position, heat the oven 
to 350 degrees. Cut a piece of parchment to fit a 
17-by-13-inch baking sheet. Rest the dough at 
room temperature for 15 minutes, then dust with 
flour and roll into a rectangle just smaller than the 
sheet and about 3/8 inch thick. Transfer the 
parchment and dough to the sheet, prick lightly with 
a fork, and bake until light golden brown and puffed, 
about 22 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway 
through.

Meanwhile, place candy in a zippered bag and use 
a heavy pan to crush it, then shake in a sieve to 
remove dust from small pieces (you should have 
about 1 cup).

Transfer baking sheet to a wire rack and 
immediately sprinkle the chocolate over the hot 
cookie. Let soften for 4 to 5 minutes, then spread 
the chocolate evenly over the cookie. Immediately 
sprinkle with the crushed candy, pressing gently to 
adhere. Cool until set, about 90 minutes, then cut 
and serve (or store in an airtight container for up to 
1 week).
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20 comments:

Linda said...

These look delicious!!! Bet your home smelled just like CHRISTMAS!!!

Enjoying the Epiphany said...

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Brooke said...

This looks so yummy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Paula@SweetPea said...

This looks delicious!

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Heather said...

Those look so yummy!

Empowered Momma J said...

Oh so yummy looking and I'm sure even better in my belly. Thank you for sharing and linking up to the Empowered Living hop. I hope to see you back in the new year. Till then have a Happy Holiday.

Jann Olson said...

These look so festive. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. My girls and I made mints this year and the layers are seperating. Darn, I use to always make them and have no problem. Not sure why. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Jann

Jenny's Heart said...

MMMMM Perfect for Christmas
Merry Christmas

Emily said...

Looks yummy!

Bohemian Babushka said...

Oh my goodnes, how YUMMY!! My Little One would ♥ these! Thanks for the recipe y BB2U.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas.
Lisa

Jill said...

Looks and sounds delicious!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Claire Justine said...

Looks and sounds wonderful :) Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays .Merry Christmas :)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I love peppermint & chocolate. This looks so good!

Theresa said...

Yes, peppermint & chocolate a great combo. Yum!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

Thank you for joining Evelyn and myself in our first ever Let's Get Social Sunday hop. I'm following via GFC. Have a safe and Happy New Year! Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

Kathy Moody said...

Oh, these look so yummy! I am saving this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Can't wait to see more of your blog. :)

Kathy

Glamorous Mommy said...

These look delicious! Stopping by from the Hump Day Hop! Have a great evening :)

Fotini

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

oooo, i just LOVE peppermint bark! Thanks for sharing at the Humble Brag!

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