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Need a new cookie recipe? What about one with the flavor of the holiday: peppermint? I’ve got the easiest, most delicious recipe for peppermint white chocolate cookies! These are perfect for gifts, cookie exchanges, or even Santa Claus himself!Peppermint white chocolate cookies are easy to make.

Easy Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint is the flavor of the holidays. Well, at least, it’s my favorite holiday flavor. Just like pumpkin spice everything in the fall, I love peppermint in the winter. Occasionally, I mix in a little cinnamon or nutmeg to my flavor profile, but it’s predominantly peppermint. And chocolate. They just go together like peanut butter and jelly, ya know? Anyway, I thought you might like to make some for yourself or others, if you’re in the giving mood.Peppermint white chocolate cookies are great for Christmastime.

Peppermint White Chocolate Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1/2 C peppermint bark white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 C white chocolate chips Plus 1 C for topping
  • 1/2 C crushed candy cane pieces plus 1/4 C for topping

 Peppermint White Chocolate Cookie Directions

1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt together.Mix the ingredients well for the white chocolate peppermint cookies.2. Using a standing mixer beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy.

3. Add both sugars. Mix on medium speed until fluffy and light in color.

4. Next mix in the egg, vanilla, and peppermint extract.

5. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.Easy peppermint white chocolate cookies are delicious.6. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on slow speed until combined. The cookie dough will be very thick.

7. Add the 3/4 C white chocolate chips, 1/2 C chopped peppermint bark white chocolate chips and 1/2 C crushed candy cane, mixing for about 5 seconds until combined.Add in the white chocolate and peppermint candy pieces.8. Cover dough tightly with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours.

9. Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

11. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

12. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out some dough and roll into a ball.Peppermint white chocolate cookies ready for the oven.13. Place 12 cookies onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet.

14. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.Delicious peppermint white chocolate cookies are perfect for gifts or cookie exchanges!

Easy Peppermint White Chocolate Cookie Topping

Here’s how to make the topping for the cookies:

1. Add the 1/2 C white chocolate chip into a bowl.

2. Put the bowl in the microwave melting the white chocolate in 20-second increments.

3. Stir after each 20- second increment until completely melted.

4. Drizzle melted white chocolate over cooled cookies and sprinkle with remaining crushed candy canes.Check out all that crushed peppermint candy on top of the white chocolate cookie!

More Holiday Cookie Goodness

Not enough cookie goodness in your life? Check out these other yummy holiday recipes!

Italian Christmas Cookies-The Farm Girl Gabs

Christmas Pinwheel Sugar Cookie-The Slow Roasted Italian

Red Cinnamon Belgian Waffle Cookies-Merry About Town

Eggnog Cookies-My Organized Chaos

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