Monday, December 11, 2023

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Hello Christmas Friends! I've set a tea in front of my bedroom tree that's on my childhood sled.  We are having a family favorite cookie, but I enhanced it by adding some peppermint bark chips.  We are also having some Candy Cane tea.  I bought a Christmas cactus this year and hope that I can get it to rebloom next year.  

This is my view from my bed and the tree lights are on a timer to come on in the morning and evening.  My four beautiful children can always be seen, too.   

My darling daughter gave me this pretty teacup several Christmases ago, with a matching creamer.  

I bought these chips in hopes to use them for something yummy and decided to add them to our favorite Chocolate Crackles.  The cookies are winners!

The addition of the peppermint flavor is perfect for Christmastime.  

Yield: 3-4 dozen depending on size formed
Author: Kitty
Peppermint Bark Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Adding the peppermint bark chips made for a fun addition to this family favorite.


  • 1- 18.25 oz devil's food cake mix (see NOTE)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup of peppermint bark chips (I used Ghirardelli peppermint bark mix-ins)
  • powdered sugar


  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Combine cake mix, eggs, water and shortening in a mixer. Mix until well blended.
  4. Add the peppermint bark chips and mix again.
  5. Shape the dough into walnut size balls. Roll or put in a bag with some powdered sugar and coat or shake.
  6. Place on the parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes.


Since cake mixes have reduced in size, I keep some extra cake mix in my pantry. I add a heaping 1/2 cup of extra cake mix to equal the 18.25 ounce box.

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  1. Those sound so yummy! Good luck with your cactus; I have three and they are all blooming like crazy this year.

  2. I'm not sure I can remember ever seeing a white Christmas cactus Kitty-very pretty! Wish I had some cookies with my coffee now:@)

  3. Your table in your bedroom is such a cozy spot for tea Kitty! Love your sweet tree, snowmen, pretty teacup and Christmas cactus! Love the addition of the peppermint chips in your crackle cookies, I know they must be a delicious treat, especially with a cup of candy cane tea. Wishing you a Merry week ahead! 🎄❤️

  4. I love that corner view in your bedroom, Kitty! The teacup, tea and cookies are perfect for this season. I've made the crackle cookie with peppermint extract and a single kiss depressed on top. I bet the chips would be extra good to have the minty taste throughout the cookie! Have a wonderful week.

  5. What a beautiful space in your bedroom! Such a pretty view upon waking and just before sleeping. How wonderful. And I love you still have your childhood sled. Your teacup from your daughter is stunning and really looks wonderful with this beautiful tea time. And those cookies? YUMMMMMY!!! Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes with us, dear friend. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

  6. That tree looks so adorable! Your cookies look delicious and I think your lights idea is great!

  7. Sweet! I keep my Christmas cactuses on my porch starting in the Spring after danger of frost has passed. Water one time weekly and keep them on the porch until nighttime temps dip around 45-50 degrees. By that time the buds have set and flowers start to appear. I bring them indoors but not too close to a heat source. Hope this helps.

  8. Your cookies are perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange!

    I'm also admiring your pretty poinsettia teacup and cute tabletop tree.

    1. P.S. Love the snowman theme of your tree! I can't wait to see when the Teeccino candy cane tea pops up in my "Drink What I Own" Advent calendar...

  9. Kitty, your cookies look so good and are perfect for the holidays. Thanks for the recipe to make them. Enjoy the rest of the week Kitty.

  10. Those cookies look so good, but that tree just stole the show! I love it!!

  11. I love the bedroom tree and photo arrangement of your children!! SO pretty!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  12. These cookies sound so good Kitty, I love peppermint bark! Your bedroom tree is so pretty, what a wonderful decoration to see the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. Only 10 days to go!

  13. Those cookies do look like winners! I love the look of crackle cookies. I love the tree on your sled. How lucky you are to still have it!

  14. Your tea vignette looks so lovely in your bedroom. Love the tree in the sled. A pretty tea cup with tea, some yummy cookies and you are all cozy. Wishing you a very joyful holiday season.

  15. A very merry Christmas to the woman with the best recipes, the loveliest dessert time accoutrements, and joy that comes from a full heart. It's always a delicious pleasure to drop by and see what you're whipping up in the kitchen. May '24 give us many more opportunities to connect.

  16. Such a pretty tree with all the little snowmen! So nice to wake up to, with your children's smiling faces, too. Love your tea table with the pretty tea-cup from your daughter and your blooming Christmas cactus. I've never seen a white one, so it is really special. The cookies look so yummy, too. Hope you have a lovely weekend - so hard to believe it is almost Christmas already! Sending hugs xo K

  17. Alas, I am SO far behind on my blog reading! I am trying to catch up today. I so enjoy visiting with you, sweet friend. Your Christmas setting in your room is so pretty. I am still not ready to take down our living room tree. I started to today since we are home from work, but when our dear boy mentioned how comforting it is, I decided to leave it up a while longer. I don't feel the need to conform to anyone else's timeline on Christmas decor, and I don't march to anyone else's drumbeat. LOL! May God bless you today!


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