Thursday, December 26, 2013

Peppermint White Chocolate Cookie Bars

Merry Christmas my lovely fellow bloggers! I hope you had a wonderful relaxing Christmas filled with family, friends, and laughter. I just want to take a second to say how much I appreciate everyone who has read, looked at, pinned, tweeted, or shared my blog. Anyone who has tried one of my recipes- I am deeply flattered. Baking and cooking is something I enjoy tremendously and being able to share it through my photography has been such a blessing. This year has been really exciting! I started my own blog in March 2013 with absolutely no experience. I started making food and taking some pictures, no big deal, just thought it would be fun. I posted them and my blog got maybe 5 or less views a day. Finally I decided to get serious about it. I started learning more, researching, following popular food blogs, learning and admiring their ways, reading foodblogging books, buying cookbooks, trying my own recipes and more. Now 10 months later, my blog has over 9000 views and has been featured on popular food blogs and Tumblr's. My recipes/photos have been pinned over 500 times. My photos have been accepted on well known and prestigious recipe sharing websites like Tastespotting, Foodgawker, and Dessert Stalking. I am blown away by the response I have gotten from friends, family, and strangers! It has been such a blast, and I cant wait to keep getting better, and keep pursuing my passion. Thank you for sharing this journey with me!

Now, back to business ;) I found this recipe on Pinterest when I was looking to find a mouth-watering and fun Christmas dessert. As a scrolled through the many red and green colors that flashed by, one in particular caught my eye. It was a sugar cookie peppermint bark. Now peppermint is one of my favorite flavors at Christmas time, as it is for many people. I checked it out, and it looked easy enough, so I thought why not? Then boom! Off to the grocery store I fled. I only needed to pick up one or two special things, as I had most on hand. I had my friend come over and help me make it, and after following the recipe, I decided to modify it a bit to make it work a little better. I cut them into bars instead of breaking it up like bark because I felt like it wasn't hard enough to be classified as bark, as it is made out of soft sugar cookie. So without further ado, here it is! Enjoy.

xoxo






Peppermint White Chocolate Cookie Bars

Ingredients


  • 1 (16.5 oz) roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough ( or you can make your own batch of gluten free sugar cookies, which is what I did.)
  • 3/4 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Peppermint M&Ms


Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the peppermint chips and sugar cookie dough in a medium bowl and mix.
  3. Roll out the sugar cookie dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Flour your rolling pin and dough as necessary to keep from sticking.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until just before the cookie turns brown
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Melt white chocolate using a double boiler and spread carefully with a knife or spoon on top of sugar cookie and sprinkle on M&Ms and crushed candy canes evenly.
  7. Let candy coating set up completely before cutting into square bars
  8. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe inspired by: http://bit.ly/18NkTpE

2 comments:

  1. These are scrumptious! They completely satisfy the sweet tooth with just one piece. Great photos Allison!

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  2. PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE
    This is a before or after dinner mint that packs a lot more than a refreshing feeling after you consume it. This is pure delight for your taste buds.

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