I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a few months now, getting way too excited to try it out for the holidays. And let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint! The chewy cookies are a brownie in cookie form and it is the best of both worlds, by far. The added peppermint isn’t too much that makes it feel like you are brushing your teeth and instead enjoy a candy cane. I absolutely adore this recipe and think it has become a staple holiday cookie in my household.
Newbie baker note: Two things, first, you don’t need to do the stovetop broil to melt the chocolate and butter. The microwave is your newbie baker’s friend. And second, don’t chop the peppermint bark up too small otherwise it won’t keep it’s shape when you add it to the warm cookies (aka what I did and want yours to look better!)
Note: To get the shiny, crinkled tops on the cookies, make sure to measure and prep all of the ingredients in advance so that you can work quickly once you begin. You will need to bake all of the cookies immediately after the dough is made to get those hallmark glossy, cracked tops.