This month, I’m hosting an online cookie swap! For the next twelve weekdays, through Christmas, you will find a Christmas cookie recipe on a different blog each day. I don’t want to give away who is baking what, but recipes in the line up include classics like (my favorite) Peanut Butter Blossoms, and new recipes like Chocolate Persimmon Cookies, to look forward to. I hope you’ll follow along a bake up a sweet treat or two this season.
Here’s the schedule:
- December 10- Gusto and Grace
- December 11- Hello Homebody
- December 12- Healthy Isn’t Hard
- December 13- Unconventional Adventures
- December 16- Blaine Arin
- December 17- The Well Styled Child
- December 18- Debbie Allen
- December 19- Thirty One Ministries Blog
- December 20- Enjoying the Journey
- December 23- Simple Pleasures
- December 24- Styled By Ryn
- December 25- With Caitlin
I love salty-sweet goodies, so I will kick it off in the kitchen with Salted Chocolate Pretzel Bark Bites.
You will need:
- An 8×8 pan
- Cookie cutter(s), shape(s) of your choice
- Parchment paper
- A hammer
- Aluminum foil
- Pretzel Thins
- 1 (11.5 oz) package of chocolate chips or chocolate flavored bark
- Sea salt
- 1 Toffee bar (such as Heath), chopped
- Christmas sprinkles
The Cookies for Santa plate is from West Elm a previous year and the 3D Tree cookie cutter is from Ikea.
First, line your pan with parchment paper and put down one layer of pretzel thins. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave (for about 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds). Pour the chocolate evenly over your pretzels, spread with a spatula. Tap the pan on the counter to smooth out the chocolate. Top with sea salt, toffee, and sprinkles. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
When your bark is set, gently press your cookie cutter into the bark, then wrap a hammer in foil and tap your cookie cutter until the pretzels have been cleanly cut.
If you plan on gifting some of your treats, my favorite way to wrap brittle or bark is with a small hammer, as seen here.
Comment below with your favorite Christmas cookie!