One thing that tempts me each year is Christmas cookies, but you know what, I LOVE baking them. Will I reach a point where I no longer make Christmas cookies? No way! Instead, I will enjoy baking them but will strive to limit my cookie intake.
Last week I made some DELICIOUS Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark Cookies.
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 bag of peppermint bark pieces
In a large bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture, combining thoroughly.
Next add in dry ingredients (flour, salt, and baking soda). Combine well and then stir in 1 full bag of Trader Joe’s Peppermint Bark pieces. You can also chop 2-2 1/2 cups of peppermint bark if you do not live near a Trader Joe’s.
Scoop dough into 1 tbsp balls and bake at 350 for 14 minutes.
This was my first time baking with peppermint bark but I will definitely be baking with it again in the future. These peppermint bark cookies were fantastic!
So when your favorite holiday treats come your way, remember that you are in control of what you eat. Whether you gain weight, lose weight, or maintain your weight this holiday season, have confidence in who you are and the decisions your make.