Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chewy Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookie

Happy Sunday y'all!! It has been a while since I last posted on a Sunday. Today must be your lucky day.. or is it mine? Gasps!! Just the other day, I decided to try to make an effort to leave the office sharp straight after work and I did. My colleagues were speechless as I am usually the one who would be the last to leave for the day. I suggested to them to buy a lottery ticket ;).. LOL..

I have a couple of posts lined up, and would like to try to post them all up before Christmas. At the same time, I would like to share with you some classic ideas for this Holiday Season. Here's a really simple recipe and does not take up a lot of time in the kitchen too. Not to mention it's filled with all the gooey dark chocolate goodness. As you munch into the CHEWY PEPPERMINT BARK CHOCOLATE COOKIE, there's that hint of tingling minty sensation too from Ghirardelli's Peppermint Bark.

Don't you love the combination of mint and chocolate? I sure do, and there has been a couple of posts with these ingredients here on my blog. Although they were mainly cakes or cupcakes, this time round it's going to be a cookie.

When it comes to cookie, I am usually torn in terms of texture. I love them chewy and I love them crunchy too. What about yourself? For my cookies, I love them crunchy on the outer edges and chewy in the middle. And the CHEWY PEPPERMINT BARK CHOCOLATE COOKIE has both of the texture.
Serve them along with some cold milk. Another fantastic way to switch up is to blend them with some vanilla or chocolate ice-cream, making them into a milk shake or make a frappe. Certainly a fantastic way to serve them to you guests.

Chewy Peppermint Bark Chocolate Cookie
by Chic & Gorgeous Treats                                          

* makes 10 large cookies
* store in an airtight container

Chewy Cookie
4 oz dark chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1.5 oz peppermint chocolate bark, chopped
extra peppermint bark to garnish


To prepare Chewy Cookie:
1. In a heavy-based saucepan, bring water up to a simmer. Melt dark chocolate and unsalted butter in the double boiler over low heat. Once melted, take chocolate off heat and set aside to allow it to cool down slightly.

2.  Meanwhile, with a hand held whisk, whisk together egg, caster sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Sift flour, salt and baking powder over the egg mixture. Mix in the cooled melted chocolate. Cut peppermint chocolate bark into tiny cubes, and lightly coat them with some flour. Fold in the peppermint chocolate bark cubes and mix well.

3. Cover the bowl of cookie batter with a cling film and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or silicon mat (Silpat). Using a small ice-cream scoop, scoop cookie batter onto the prepared baking tray and bake between 8-10 minutes. Edges will be crisp and the middle of cookie will be still slightly moist. Allow cookie to cool slightly on the baking tray before transferring onto a wire rack to allow them to completely cool. ENJOY!

*lightly adapted from Ghirardelli.



  1. These look amazing, Jo!!! Perfect new holiday cookie to try!!!! xo

    1. THANKS so much Lizzy! Merry Christmas to you and your family too. I really truly love peppermint and chocolate combo and hope you enjoy them too. ♥

  2. Ooooh this is the perfect cookie for Christmas! and it looks soo delicious!

    1. Glad you came by. Do give it a go & hopefully you'll love them as much we did. ♥

  3. Jo, I adore your amazing and yummy Girardelli chocolate bark cookies. (pinned) perfect, and it looks gorgeous as well! Photos are superb! Hugs, to you my sweet friend!

    1. Thanks for pinning Eli and for constantly supporting my blog. Have a lovely Merry Christmas and stay in touch. Huggssssssss

  4. Looks beautiful, very festive! wonderful for winter with a hot cup of tea. So yummy!!!!

  5. gorgeous,chocolaty cookies...dreamy good treat :-)

  6. I hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year Jo :)

  7. Hey, This post is looking so good and Amazing! A very well made post with beautiful pictures. I've bookmarked this special recipe of yours and would love to give it a shot soon. Thanks for sharing your well prepared and presented posts. Shall look forward to your next post.
    Have a wonderful week ahead. Take care.
    Thanks & Regards, Sonia!!!


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