Peppermint Bark Thumbprints

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My favorite Christmas tradition is making batches and batches of delicious cookies during the holiday season. There’s always another party to go to, or another neighbor who needs a gift, and homemade cookies are just the perfect fit for pretty much every holiday need. We love old stand-bys like snickerdoodles and peanut blossoms and molasses crinkles and sugar cookies, but we also like discovering new tasty holiday treats. I combined my love of shortbread cookies and my love of peppermint bark and made these scrumptious Peppermint Bark Thumbprints the other week, and I think they’re destined to become a new favorite! You can get the recipe on my last Design to Dish post of 2014 on Julep. Do have any go-to holiday cookie recipes? Share them below!

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