Peppermint Bark Cookies

I discovered this recipe a few years ago, and it's become one of our favorite cookies this time of year. Like many of my recipes, though, I don't remember where it came from.

Peppermint Bark Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup  brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon each baking soda and baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup peppermint bark, chopped into chip sized pieces

Cream the butter and sugars together for about two minutes or until light and fluffy
Add the egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and add to butter mixture
Fold in the peppermint bark chips.
Drop by  spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees,  10-12 minutes. Cool on pan for a few minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. 

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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