My Favorite Christmas Cookies

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Could there possibly be a more divine pairing of flavors more indicative of the Christmas season than chocolate and peppermint??? I think not. These two flavors seem meant for each other, and that is why these cookies are my favorite to bake at Christmas. With three different kinds of chocolate, these cookies scream of decadence, and yet the cooling effect of the crushed candy canes cleanses the palette and leaves you delightfully encompassed with the tastes and smells of Christmas. These are great cookies to bake with your kids as they are always happily employed in peeling all the plastic off the candy canes. I gave my boys a meat mallet and they were absolutely thrilled at the opportunity to beat the mess out of a bag full of candy canes until they had reached the proper point of completely pulverized. haha! I hope you enjoy these as much as we have! May God bless your Christmas holiday as we remember and celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. May He pour out His blessings on you and your families and draw each of you ever closer to Himself. Merry Christmas!!!!

~Peppermint Bark Cookies~

1 cup Butter

1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/2 tsp. Peppermint Extract

1/2 cup Cocoa Powder

2 1/4 cups Flour

1 cup Crushed Candy Canes

1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips

1 cup White Chocolate Chips

Bake at 375 Degrees for 8-10 minutes.

P.S. I have to give credit where credit is due…I got this recipe from my sister, Starla. I’m pretty sure she created this recipe on her own in her very own kitchen. She is the queen of Christmas cookie baking! Thanks for the inspiration, Starla! Love you, girl!!!!! ~Shanna

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