Candy Cane Bar Cookies

By Yankee Magazine

Dec 07 2012


1 c butter (2 sticks)
1 c sugar
1 egg
1/4 t peppermint extract
1/2 t salt
2/3 c finely crushed miniature candy canes
6 drops red food coloring
2 c flour (pack it down)
1 c chocolate chips
2 c chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in microwave for 1 minute. Cool. Place sugar in bowl, add egg and beat till uniform color.
Add peppermint extract, salt and finely crushed candy canes. Mix it all up. Add food coloring and mix in thoroughly.
Mix in cool butter. Add in flour in half-cup increments, beating after each addition.
Stir in one cup of chocolate chips by hand.
Spread the batter evenly into a greased 13×9 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until it feels firm on top.
Remove pan from oven and sprinkle it with 2 c of chocolate chips. Immediately cover pan with aluminum foil or a cookie sheet and let sit for 3 minutes. Then spread out the melted chips like frosting with a spatula.
Cool completely and cook into brownie-sized pieces.