• 22 Ratings

Sweet! These Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars start with refrigerated cookie dough to cut down on prep time. Once you add peppermint extract to the dough and top the baked cookie recipe with melted chocolate, the peppermint dessert will taste completely homemade.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

25 mins
15 mins at 350°
15 mins
1 hr
36 bars


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over edges of pan; set aside. In a large bowl stir together cookie dough and peppermint extract until combined. Press dough onto the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • Sprinkle warm uncut bars with white baking pieces; let stand for 5 minutes. Spread softened baking pieces evenly over uncut bars. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  • In a small saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add semisweet chocolate (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes. Pour chocolate mixture over cooled uncut bars, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with crushed candies. Chill about 1 hour or until set. Using the edges of the foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars.

To Store:

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 6mg; sodium 53mg; potassium 44mg; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 0g; sugar 14g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 58IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 5mg; iron 1mg.


22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
Home run! Made these exactly as listed and opted for peppermint kisses for garnish. Will definitely make again.
Rating: 1 stars
Really sorry I made this - can't include it with my other cookies in my xmas gift package - will probably have to toss the whole pan. The combo of whipping cream & chocolate didn't make a nice top layer as pictured, instead it made choc pudding which just oozes down the cut edges. Total waste of time & money