Peppermint Bark Cookies

Holiday cookies inspired by peppermint bark candy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 45 cookies
Calories 185kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1/2 cup salted butter cut into Tbsp-sized pieces
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs + 1 yolk lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips optional
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes I used 10 crushed mini canes
  • 2 cups premium white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp shortening


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In large, micro-wave safe bowl, combine butter and chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir, repeating at 15 second increments until chocolate and butter are completely melted.
  • Remove from microwave and allow to cool 10 minutes before proceeding.
  • Once butter/chocolate mixture has cooled, stir in sugars, eggs and vanilla.
  • In separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until completely combined.
  • Drop cookie dough by rounded 1½" scoop onto parchment paper, pressing down to flatten slightly.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, allow to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to cookie rack to cool completely before dipping in chocolate.
  • Have your crushed candy canes ready before preparing your chocolate.
  • Prepare white chocolate by placing in medium-sized microwave-safe bowl with 2 tsp shortening. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir, then continue to microwave at 15-second increments (stirring between well after each 15-second increment) until chocolate is completely melted (do NOT microwave too long).
  • Dip cookies 1/3-1/2 of the way in white chocolate and place on wax paper-lined cookie sheet to harden.
  • Immediately after dipping each cookie, sprinkle with crushed candy canes (do not wait too long or the chocolate will harden and the crushed candy cane will not stick).
  • Allow chocolate to harden before serving.


Calories: 185kcal