Cookies, Dessert

Christmas Cookies- Peppermint Cream Bars

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Okay guys! Are you ready for Day 2 in my Belleicious Candy Land ? Today I have one of the most decadent treats I have ever made. It is a cross between an oreo cookie, a candycane and a sugar cookie. Sounds weird but interesting huh? Seriously, IRRESISTIBLE! Layers of sugar cookie batter is pressed into a pan and then topped with a creamy peppermint fudge sauce then chilled and then layered with white chocolate ganache.

I am cutting this post short today as I have a big announcement. My husband, Grant and I are now a family of 4! We welcomed Connor Phillip Maher into the family Monday night at 11:45. He weighed 7lbs 12 ounces and is doing perfect. I am so ecstatic and thankful for this wonderful blessing and I appreciate all your prayers and emails over the last few days. Once i get home I will upload a few pictures to show everyone. No worries though, Kitchen Belleicious will continue on as usual but do forgive me if I am late getting to some of your emails or blogs this week. Rest assured though I will get to them. Stay tuned for two more days of delicious Christmas Treats!

The steps my seem time consuming but they really are super easy (remember it is all about simplicity). With less than 10 minutes per step, this sweet winter treat is something you will be craving all year long!

ENJOY!

Decoration Ideas:

Spray paint a small rectangular tin white and let dry. Purchase a tin tag or make your own with a piece of tin that is punched with a punch and die set. Attached a small Christmas magnet on the front of the container and stick the gift tag to it. Use an old fashioned faucet or door knob with a festive ribbon adhering it to the top of the tin.

Cookie-Candy Post Day 2- Peppermint Cream Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 sugar cookie dough Recipe (my recipe can be found by clicking the link) plus
  • 4 TBSP AP Flour
  • Filling:
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can of condensed sweetened milk
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candies
  • White Chocolate Ganache:
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 6 ounces of white chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Follow instructions for making my sugar cookie recipe adding in an extra 4 TBSP of flour to the dry ingredients. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  2. For filling, in a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and peppermint extract. Stir in crushed candies. Carefully pour filling over hot crust. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover; chill for 30 minutes or until cool.
  3. In a medium saucepan, bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add white chocolate (do not stir) and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool about 5 minutes before pouring over bars.
  4. Pour White Chocolate Ganache over top of baked mixture, spreading evenly. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm. Using the edges of the foil, lift cookies out of pan. Cut into bars. Makes approx. 36 bars.

43 Comments

  1. Greg

    Look at how pink those are! Such a great holiday dessert. I love this one.

    07 . Dec . 2011
  2. Bonnie

    I was reading your recipe with delicious anticipation and then, wow, your big announcement!! Congratulations! What a special holiday season it will be for your family with the new baby. Can’t wait to see his photo!! Take good care of yourself.

    Best,
    Bonnie

    07 . Dec . 2011
  3. Salinda

    Welcome Baby Connor! Congratulations!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  4. Three-Cookies

    Congratulations, time flies. It seemed only very recently that you mentioned you were expecting an addition to the family.
    And these bars look absolutely divine

    07 . Dec . 2011
  5. vianney

    Welcome Connor!! Congrats!!! thanks for another great sweet, try to rest and enjoy your new baby!!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  6. jo-lyn@jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies

    Congrats on the new little one, what an extra special Christmas present!! 😉 These bars look scrumptious!! And super easy to boot!! Thnx!!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  7. Erica

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you! Love the name. Cannot wait to see the pictures. I’m not usually a peppermint fan, but these bars could change my mind!!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  8. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian

    Congrats! Welcome baby Connor! God bless you and you family.

    07 . Dec . 2011
  9. lindsay

    yay jess!!! so happy for yall! can’t wait to see pictures of sweet connor!!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  10. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

    Congratulations and welcome to Connor! I’m glad to hear you’re both doing well. 🙂

    These bars look delicious! Bookmarked on my holiday list. 🙂

    07 . Dec . 2011
  11. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

    Oh these look so good!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  12. stephanie

    how did i NOT know you were expecting a little???? congratulation and hugs!!!

    these look delish and i’m going to a cookie exchange on friday. this might me my offering. =)

    07 . Dec . 2011
  13. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    Congratulations! So happy to hear that everyone is happy, healthy and well 🙂 I cannot wait to see some pics…and I cannot believe that you are already back to blogging! These bars look delish!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  14. Stefanie

    Congratulations!!! An early Christmas present 😀
    These cookies look delish! So much peppermint and creamy goodness! Wonderful creation!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  15. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Gorgeous treats, Jessica!
    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Can’t wait to see pix of Baby Connor!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  16. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Whoo hoo! Congrats! Welcome Baby Connor! I can’t believe you are still blogging with one newborn and one toddler and you JUST delivered baby!!! I’m so happy for you. He must brought such a big joy during this holiday season. 🙂 Congratulations again!

    I’m sure these taste delicious but I have to say I’m VERY attracted to the look of these bars!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  17. Caroline

    Oh my gosh, congratulations!!! Welcome Connor!! I’m so impressed that you’re still blogging through all of this. What a perfect holiday dessert, these sound amazing! And I love that there’s no chocolate involved (well, white chocolate, but I can handle that). 😉 xx

    07 . Dec . 2011
  18. Eva kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

    Seriously YUM! I love peppermint and white chocolate together; I’ve been making a Martha Stewart recipe like it for years. I may have to change it up and try this one instead. Thanks Jessica, you must be getting so excited!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  19. Anna and Liz Recipes

    Wow these look so pretty! and I can eat an entire plate ! Yummy!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  20. Veronica's Kitchen

    You are a super mum, Jessica! Where do you find time to do all these yummy treats? Take care and good luck with Connor! Congratulation!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  21. Candace

    Congratulations to you all and welcome baby Connor! What a fantastic Christmas gift to your family. I had a baby Connor once upon a time. He’s almost 20 now. 🙂

    I love the peppermint cream bars. I’m going to add those to my Christmas Goodie boxes. Thank you for sharing!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  22. Shea

    Oh my goodness, congratulations Jessica!! Sounds like your Christmas came early this year 🙂 Enjoy your new little bundle of joy!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  23. rosita vargas

    OMG galletas rosadas lucen perfectas y exquisitas,hugs,cheers,hugs.

    07 . Dec . 2011
  24. Mary

    Congratulations! How in the world will you have time to keep up your blog with a newborn??? You are superwoman! 😀
    This recipe looks great! I’m going to save it for next year since I’m on strike this year!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  25. Collette Osuna

    TOTALLY ready for day 2….and NEED to be eating these little lovelies!!

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

    07 . Dec . 2011
  26. Jody Brettkelly

    So incredibly pretty and festive! I used to use condensed milk for my banofee pies when I was a chalet girl in Switzerland. You boil it in the can until it becomes toffee and pour it over bananas, graham cracker base and topped with whipped cream. Tooth numbing stuff!

    07 . Dec . 2011
  27. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    I would put on way too much weight in your home with all these wonderful treats!
    🙂 Mandy

    08 . Dec . 2011
  28. Joanne

    MEGA congrats, girl! Now I’m DEFINITELY going to have to make these bars to celebrate!

    08 . Dec . 2011
  29. lena

    Congratulations on your new born baby!! are you blogging from the hospital? well, this bars is simply pretty and love the pink here. You take care and have good rest!!

    08 . Dec . 2011
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    08 . Dec . 2011
  31. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    Welcome Baby Conner. You must be incredibly organized and my hat goes off to you. Take care with the new baby.

    Your peppermint cookies look fantastic.
    Sam

    08 . Dec . 2011
  32. daphne

    Congratulations on your little prince!!!

    And how timely to have such a gorgeous bar for Christmas. dear, u have to look after yourself! amazing quick post after delivery.

    08 . Dec . 2011
  33. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Congratulations! How exciting. Can’t wait to see pictures. These cookies sound amazing.

    08 . Dec . 2011
  34. Jessica @ Cajunlicious

    I wish I was at your house, these look amazing Jess!

    08 . Dec . 2011
  35. Andrea V

    Aww congrats on the new baby! These look so delicious, I may have to try this recipe this Christmas! Love your blog! New follower over here! Get Your Feast On

    08 . Dec . 2011
  36. yummychunklet

    Just by reading the name alone makes me believe these bars taste fantastic! I can’t wait to try these out on my nieces. They’re so pretty, too.

    08 . Dec . 2011
  37. Kate

    I love peppermint desserts! I am obsessed with all the desserts you’ve posted recently… which one should I make first?!

    08 . Dec . 2011
  38. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Yay! Congratulations on baby Connor 🙂

    What a great way to celebrate Christmas with the latest addition into the family!!!

    08 . Dec . 2011
  39. Kristy

    Yay!!!!! Congratulations Jessica! I’m so excited for you! A house full of boys. What could be better?! I wish you much, much, much enjoyment these next few weeks of newborn-hood. It’s such a magical (even if sleepless) time! And how you are pulling off this delectable candy land with a newborn is beyond me. You are amazing girl! Many hugs and much love for you and your new little one. (And for the big brother – they are NOT to be forgotten. 😉 )

    08 . Dec . 2011
  40. Reem | Simply Reem

    Congratulation Jessica…
    Welcome baby Connor…..
    I am so happy for you and your family…
    Looking forward to seeing the pictures of precious boy…
    Take care, will email you dear.

    B/W these bars look really good…

    09 . Dec . 2011
  41. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Oh wow… I got behind on my reader and MISSED this post!!!!!!! Thank you so much for telling me, and congratulations!! I am so happy for all 3 of you, and I just cannot wait to see pictures! I’m so glad that everything went smooth… take all of the time you need (we’ll still be here) =). xoxo

    12 . Dec . 2011
  42. Linda

    Congratulations! I’m so behind on my blog reading…and look at your – blogging, birthing – you must be super worman for sure!! These are beyond fabulous cookies!! So pretty to look at as I’m sure they taste! I can’t wait to see baby pics! I hope you’re resting too!

    13 . Dec . 2011
  43. The Food Hunter

    Congrats!

    15 . Dec . 2011

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