Peppermint Bark Cookies Recipe

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Christmas cookies!  That is one hugely popular Christmas tradition.  Every year the number of Pinterest pins that have Christmas cookies in them probably reached 100 million.  So every year I get asked at some point or another to attend a cookie exchange or supply cookies for a teacher cookie bar.  Well, my own mom came up with the ultimate, easiest and most tasty cookie ever.

My mom is the most amazing women at simplifying things in life.  I am assuming it was all those years she worked fulltime and still had to take care of all the house duties at the same time (my dad is a wonderful man, but it’s true women still do most of the household duties when both parents work).  Anyway I don’t know what was the reason she needed to simplify her cookie baking, but simplify she did. And after I ate one they became a christmas cookie staple.

They take probably 20 minutes to make and cool.  I have made the peppermint bark cookies every year since my mom gave me the recipe.

If you like this Christmas recipe check out Disney4Shore’s Holiday Baking and extra recipes.  

Peppermint Bark Cookies

Make Peppermint bark that can be exchanged at your next christmas cookie exchange

Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies


  • 1 box Nathan’s Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • 5 peppermint candy canes
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 4 ounces of white chocolate candy coating


  1. Prepare a 2 cookie sheets with cookie cooling racks on them.
  2. Place the candy canes in a ziploc bag and crush with a meat tenderizer mallet (or shoe)
  3. Melt the candy coating in a small bowl 300 seconds at a time, stir after each time until smooth.
  4. Add the peppermint essential oil to the candy coating
  5. With a spoon scoop a small scoop of candy coating onto a chocolate wafer and spread in a circular motion.
  6. Immediately after spreading the candy coating, sprinkle peppermint candy on top. (It helps to have a cookie buddy for this step)
  7. Place on the cookie sheet/rake and let cool.
Annette Barney

Annette Barney

I live in the mountains of Utah. Yes, I am also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I love hot pink, XC skiing, running, hot chocolate, yoga, romance novels,traveling for fun, volunteering and, of course, origami. I am a woman, a mom, a wife and a daughter of God. I believe that everything tastes better with a little bacon or a little chocolate but not both.