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Simply delicious! The perfect holiday cookies to make and share this season

These chocolate peppermint cookies are sure to be a crowd pleaser
These cookies are a favourite of Berwick residents and perfect for baking together with loved ones over the holidays.

Did you miss out on Berwick by the Sea’s special ‘Cookies in a jar’ food bank fundraiser this year? The good news is that you can still enjoy their best-selling ‘Cookies in a Jar’ recipe!

Their delicious Chocolate Peppermint Cookies were all the rage this past November and the Campbell River seniors encourage everyone to give these tasty treats a try over the holiday season!

“These cookies are so easy to make, they’re the perfect cookies to make with children or grandchildren over the holidays and enjoy together as a family!” says Berwick’s Community Relations Manager Loren Butler. “We hope everyone enjoys this recipe as much as we have and shares it with their own loved ones.”

These chocolate peppermint cookies were the bestsellers during Berwick’s ‘Cookies in a Jar’ fundraiser for the local food banks.

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


  • 1 and 1/2 cups (188g) all-purpose flour (spooned and levelled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (21g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (90g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (90g) chopped peppermint bark
  • 10 Tablespoons (145g) softened unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

(Recipe credit to Sally’s Baking Addiction)


Each recipe yields two-dozen cookies and will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or frozen for three months.

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter, egg and vanilla extract together on high speed until combined (if the egg isn’t fully combining with the butter, it will when the dry ingredients are added).
  2. Next, lightly mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl before adding it to the wet ingredients on a low speed until combined.
  3. Once combined, drop rounded tablespoonful scoops onto parchment paper about three inches apart. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until the edges are set.

Looking for a community that puts residents and their Island home first? Learn more about Berwick Retirement communities online at or book a tour with Loren today at Berwick by the Sea in Campbell River.

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