PEPPERMINT BARK SHORTBREAD BITES FROM THE COOKIE BOOK

READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 24 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To make the cookies, in an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and brown sugar and mix on medium for about 4 minutes, or until well blended. With the mixer on low, add in the egg yolk, vanilla and peppermint extract and run for 2 minutes more or until completely blended. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is well incorporated.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Add this to the butter mixture and run on low for 2 minutes, or until everything is combined and the dough has come together. Separate the dough into two hunks and shape each into a log with about a 2-inch (5-cm) circumference. It’s a little messy, but you can do it. Grab two pieces of plastic wrap, place a dough log on each,.
  • wrap tightly and roll the logs on the counter to round them out a bit. Place in the freezer for 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and cover several baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the sparkling sugar in a pie plate or casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Once the logs are firm and chilled, roll them in the sparkling sugar to coat and then cut ½-inch (1.3-cm) thick slices using a sharp knife. Place them on the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches (5 cm) between cookies. Place the cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes or the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Bake one sheet at a time in center of the oven for 14 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.
  • To make the cookie coating, in a medium, heat-safe bowl add the dark chocolate and set over a medium saucepan of simmering water. Do not let the bowl touch the water. Stir frequently until melted and smooth and then turn off the heat. In another.
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