Everyone has their personal favorite taste that they cherish over everything else. Some people like beer, others prefer specialty cheese... For my husband, it's any dessert with peppermint or a fresh minty flavor (with maple a close second, being Canadian and all!). Mint chocolate chip ice cream, even peppermint candies are in danger around him, but his greatest and most favorite dessert has to be Chocolate Peppermint Bark.
When we were first dating, he would practically buy this in bulk from Willams-Sonoma, to satisfy his sweet tooth until the next Christmas. If we heard that one of our friends had never tried this lovely treat, they were promptly handed a tin to take home. Hey, we take our candy seriously around here!
As I gear up for my annual holiday cookie-making marathon, I began to wonder if I could combine my husband's love of chocolate peppermint bark with my own favorite sweet - shortbread cookies. Bing, bang, boom: A thing of beauty was born! Chocolate Peppermint Bark Shortbread Cookies!
A buttery shortbread cookie is spread with luscious white chocolate & peppermint-tinged semi-sweet chocolate. Topped with crushed candy canes, this cookie is festive & decadent! Try this recipe for your next holiday party or cookie exchange!