This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our privacy policy.

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark is a deliciously simple, festive treat. Give it away in holiday tins, or enjoy it at home with a big cup of cocoa!

This is a sponsored post written by me as a Get Your Betty On for Betty Crocker’s Holiday Cookies Brand Ambassador.

You might have seen me mention previously that Elle is now crawling. Oh boy, is she crawling. Everywhere. All the time. I may have shed a tear or two that her once beloved jumperoo is now persona non grata – she puts on her pouty face if I even wave in its direction.

Any sort of containment is actually cause for indignation on her part, including shopping carts. Awesome. So, I decided that maybe we should go the homemade gifts and Amazon route this year. Mama doesn’t have it in her to wander ’round Target finding the perfect gift while Baby Girl has a moment, get me?

peppermintbarksugarcookies copy

I’m planning big things for all my loved ones, and I’m starting with this Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark. It’s so easy to make, with the help of Betty Crocker cookie mix. You guys know that I’m an equal opportunity baker. Sometimes you just need a shortcut. And with Betty Crocker cookie mix, you still get that homemade taste, you just get there faster.

Homemade gifts have always been a thing for me. I’m well known for my Reindeer Chow and Peppermint Truffles, but this cookie bark may be my new favorite. It’s so beautifully festive, with creamy white chocolate and crushed peppermint candy canes sprinkled all over.

There really isn’t much better than the combination of white chocolate and peppermint. Just ask my stash of Candy Cane kisses. I keep those babies in the freezer all year long, and this bark mimics that creamy, sweet, minty flavor, with the added bonus of a chewy sugar cookie base. Gotta love that.

And it couldn’t come together faster! Just grab Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, butter, an egg, white baking chips, and some candy canes. You could even change the flavor profile a bit using your favorite candy canes, but I’m definitely partial to peppermint.

I love all the gorgeous decorated cookies that show up this time of year, but I have to be honest that I don’t have the time, patience or skill to flood royal icing into things. This Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark looks just as beautiful, in my opinion, with a fraction of the effort.

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark on

Betty is your go-to for creating simple and memorable holiday moments this year. Betty Crocker’s website is chock full of great ideas, and so are their Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest boards, and YouTube channel.

If you’re planning a cookie party with the kiddos in your life (which is a great idea, FYI), you must check out the Betty Crocker “Christmas Cookies with Kids” section of their website. SO many great ideas, you guys. I mean, Chocolate Chip Reindeer Cookies? Yes, please!

So how ’bout it? You ready to #GetYourBettyOn with me? We got this, you guys. Even with a mobile baby, we got this gift giving season on lockdown.

Want to save this recipe?
Enter your email and get it sent to your inbox!
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.

Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark

By: Jamie
4.43 from 7 ratings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 59 minutes
Servings: 20
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bark is a deliciously simple, festive treat. Give it away in holiday tins, or enjoy it at home with a big cup of cocoa!


  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounces vanilla baking chips (2 cups)
  • cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy canes 14 miniature


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with foil.
  • In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until a soft dough forms. Press dough into 12-inch square on cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until light golden brown; cool.
  • In microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips can be stirred smooth. Pour and spread over cooled cookie base. Immediately sprinkle with candy. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes.
  • Gently break up or cut cookie bark. Store tightly covered.


Serving: 1cookie piece, Calories: 62kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 18mg, Sugar: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Betty Crocker . The opinions and text are all mine.

4.43 from 7 votes (7 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Pea says:

    Can these be made in advance & frozen? Thx! 

    1. Jamie says:

      Hello! I haven’t attempted freezing these, so I am not sure of the result. If you happen to give it a try, I’d love to know how they turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  2. Jeannie says:

    I tried this last night and found my dough seemed dry and crumbly before baking? The Betty Crocker package called for a full stick of softened butter. I wonder if it would help if I followed the packaging directions. Did you experiment and found 1 full stick too much? Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Jeannie! The 1/3 cup of butter worked for me, but gradually add a little more butter if you like. I hope you had a good holiday season!

  3. DJ says:

    Hi Jamie! I too share your addiction for baking and couldn’t wait to make this recipe! I will tell you that I did substitute Ghirardelli white chocolate bars for the vanilla baking chips and the chocolate layer separated from the cookie when I began cutting the bark! The bark was room temperature when I cut it. Could that have made a difference? I am not giving up! I plan on adding this to my Christmas baking tradition each year!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, DJ! I think the cocoa butter in the white chocolate bars may have made the difference. Try them again with the vanilla baking chips, and let me know how they turn out! I hope you had a good holiday season!

  4. Carol says:

    Looks yummy! How did you get the lines in the white bark? Did you pipe additional ?

    1. Jamie says:

      Yes, I added a little more on top. Thanks so much for stopping by!