• Ingredients: 24
  • Serves: 32
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Bake: 1 1/2 hr

Chocolate peppermint bar cookies with all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, stick unsalted butter, softened, packed dark brown sugar, large egg, semisweet chocolate chips, coarsely crushed peppermint hard candies. To make this chocolate peppermint bar cookies for 32 persons you will need 25 min for preaparation and 1 1/2 hr for baking.

Ingredients

Crust

Vanilla buttercream icing

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 2 tbsps. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 32 oz. confectioners’ sugar

Colored flower frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. whole milk
  • 48 oz. confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 different shades of food coloring

Frosting

  • *Brown, star–shaped seedpods; available in the spice section of some supermarkets, at specialty foods stores, and at Asian markets.
  • **A spice blend that usually contains ground aniseed, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, or ginger; available in the spice section of most supermarkets.

Chocolate bark:

  • *Available in the baking section of most supermarkets and at specialty foods stores.
  • **Italian cream cheese; available at many supermarkets and Italian markets.

Garnish:

  • Special equipment: A 9-inch springform pan; a small offset metal spatula

Directions

  1. Step 1 Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan with 1 sheet of foil, allowing 2 inches of foil to hang over each end of pan, and butter foil (except overhang).

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  2. Step 2 Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Step 3 Beat together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

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  4. Step 4 Beat in egg until combined. Reduce speed to low, then mix in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and candy.

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  5. Step 5 Spread dough evenly in pan and bake until puffed and beginning to pull away from sides of pan, about 20 minutes.
  6. Step 6 Cool completely in pan on a rack, then, lifting with foil, transfer to a cutting board. Cut into bars and lift off foil with a spatula.

Nutrition information

Calories 388 Carbohydrates 57 g (19%)
Fat 19 g (30%) Protein 4 g (7%)
Saturated Fat 12 g (59%) Sodium 328 mg (14%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g Fiber 3 g (13%)
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g Cholesterol 54 mg (18%)