White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars

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White chocolate peppermint cookie bars are easy to make, filled with delicious peppermint flavor, and perfect for this holiday season!

white chocolate peppermint cookies

The best cookie bars

Cookie bars are basically cookies in bar form, but are so much easier to make, and don’t require chilling the dough before baking. Huge win if you ask me.

This recipe uses a combination of oat and almond flour, which are my favorite blend of flour alternatives to bake with. They result in a soft-baked cookie, with a perfectly chewy consistency.

white chocolate peppermint cookie bars

These cookies have delicious peppermint flavor, and are filled with pools of white chocolate chips.

They’re topped with a simple vanilla peppermint icing made from store-bought vanilla frosting and peppermint extract. The icing truly brings all the flavors together and gives these cookie bars an extra hint of holiday flavor.

white chocolate peppermint cookie bars

What you’ll need to make these Peppermint Cookie Bars

This recipe was based off of my chocolate chip cookie bar recipe, with just a few modifications. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Almond flour- fine almond flour is my go-to for baking, like this one 
  • Oat flour- store-bought oat flour is ideal for its fine texture. If you don’t have any lying around, you can make your own by blending rolled oats in a blender until fine like flour 
  • Egg
  • Coconut sugar
  • Softened coconut oil- you can also use vegan butter for these!
  • White chocolate chips
  • Peppermint extract
  • Vanilla frosting- I like to use this dairy-free one
  • Your favorite chocolate bar, to sprinkle over the icing

Combine all of the ingredients together and bake them in a 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking dish. Once they’re cool, top them with the 2-ingredient peppermint vanilla icing and finish them off with chocolate shavings.

If you wanted to keep these dairy-free, you can use dairy-free white chocolate chips, and sprinkle the tops of the bars with shaved dark chocolate. Most peppermint chocolate bars are dairy, but the added dark chocolate will add some delicious flavor!

These white chocolate peppermint cookie bars are soft-baked, easy to make, and truly the perfect holiday dessert. I can’t wait for you all to try them 🙂

Other holiday favorite cookies you’ll love:

Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Gluten-free Monster Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Bars

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Course: Dessert
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

18

minutes
Total time

28

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups almond flour

  • 1/2 cup oat flour

  • 1 egg, at room temp

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/3 cup softened coconut oil, use refined for a neutral taste

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

  • Peppermint Frosting
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, I used this dairy-free one

  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

  • Peppermint or dark chocolate, to shave over the top

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract until smooth.
  • Add in the almond flour, oat flour, baking soda and salt and stir together. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  • Flatten the mixture into a 9 x 9 or 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the top starts to brown. I like mine closer to 15 minutes for a gooey center.
  • Let the cookie bars cool completely before icing.
  • For the peppermint icing, mix together the vanilla frosting with the peppermint extract. If your frosting is firm, you can microwave it for 10-15 seconds to soften.
  • Spread it over the cookie bars, then sprinkle shaved chocolate over the top. I use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings. Slice into squares and enjoy!
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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