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.
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Peppermint Bark Cookies
Make Peppermint bark that can be exchanged at your next christmas cookie exchange
- 1 box Nathan’s Famous Chocolate Wafers
- 5 peppermint candy canes
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 4 ounces of white chocolate candy coating
Prepare a 2 cookie sheets with cookie cooling racks on them.
Place the candy canes in a ziploc bag and crush with a meat tenderizer mallet (or shoe)
Melt the candy coating in a small bowl 300 seconds at a time, stir after each time until smooth.
Add the peppermint essential oil to the candy coating
With a spoon scoop a small scoop of candy coating onto a chocolate wafer and spread in a circular motion.
Immediately after spreading the candy coating, sprinkle peppermint candy on top. (It helps to have a cookie buddy for this step)
Place on the cookie sheet/rake and let cool.