Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies

Mikekey *


A great addition to the holiday cookie tray. Makes 32. From Gourmet magazine-December 2006. These will be thinner than brownies.


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25 Min
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1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c
hard peppermint candies, coarsely crushed (candy canes will work)

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 375F. Place rack in middle position of oven. Line a 13-9 inch metal baking pan with 1 sheet of foil, allowing 2 inches of foil to hang over each end of pan. Butter foil, except for overhang.
  • 2Whisk together flour, cocoa, soda and salt in a small bowl.
  • 3Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg until combined.
  • 4Reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and peppermint candy pieces.
  • 5Spread dough evenly in pan and bake until puffed and beginning to pull away from sides of pan, about 20 minutes.
  • 6Cool completely in pan, then, lifting with foil, transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars and lift off foil with spatula.

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About Chocolate Peppermint Bar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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