White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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These easy White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are the perfect blend of creamy white chocolate and refreshing peppermint. Easy and delicious, they’re the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray or dessert table!

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White chocolate peppermint cookies on a plate with a glass of milk.

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

I’m all about the holiday cookies and these white chocolate peppermint cookies make the perfect Christmas cookie recipe. They’re a festive version of the classic cookie that’s perfect for holiday parties and cookie exchanges.

These treats are soft and chewy, filled with creamy white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies. It’s the perfect holiday flavor combination with a pretty holiday look that you’ll love as much as the delicious taste.

Make these white chocolate and peppermint cookies for your party guests, your friends, your family, and Santa too! This is one holiday dessert that you can be sure everyone will love. And if you like these, you’ll also want to try these White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies and these M&M Christmas Cookies too!

White chocolate peppermint cookies on a white plate with a glass of milk.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Perfect for the Holidays – These beautiful and festive cookies are ideal for holiday parties, cookie exchanges, and gifts.
  • Delicious Flavor Combination – The peppermint flavor and white chocolate chips are a perfect match, giving these cookies a delicious and unique taste that’s so much better than a regular chocolate chip cookie.
  • Pretty Presentation – The crushed candy cane pieces and white chips give these cookies a pretty holiday look. They’ll be the star of your party table for sure!

Ingredients

A list of ingredients for a white chocolate peppermint cookie.
  • Unsalted butter (softened)
  • Shortening
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peppermint extract
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
  • White chocolate chips

How to Make White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and shortening in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Step 3: Add the vanilla extract and peppermint extract and continue to mix.

A bowl with butter and sugar in it.
A glass bowl filled with a mixture of ingredients.

Step 4: Mix in the eggs, then turn the mixer down to low before adding the dry ingredients.

Step 5: Mix in the baking soda and salt, then gradually add the flour.

Two eggs with batter in a glass bowl.
A bowl with flour, eggs, and butter in it.

Step 6: Mix in the chocolate chips and crushed candy.

Candy cane cookie dough in a glass bowl.
A bowl filled with cookie dough and candy canes.

Step 7: Form the cookie dough into balls, placing them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.

Step 8: Remove the cookies from oven and let them sit for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!

Candy cane cookies on a baking sheet.
White chocolate peppermint cookies on a baking sheet.

Tips & Tricks

  • After adding the flour, test to see if you can form a dough ball without it sticking to your hands. If it sticks, add 1-2 tablespoons of flour at a time until you can form the cookie dough balls easily.
  • You can substitute semisweet chocolate chips for the white chocolate or use a combination of both types.
  • If you don’t want the crunchiness of the peppermint candy, you can replace it with peppermint baking chips instead. Andes peppermint crunch candy also tastes delicious in this recipe.
  • Be careful not to overbake the cookies. You may want to take them out a minute early, as they will continue to bake a little bit once they are taken out of the oven.
  • Get extra fancy and add a drizzle of white chocolate on top.

These are perfect for your holiday cookie platter! You can also add some colorful red velvet crinkle cookies, chocolate blossom cookies and these yummy French toast cookies!

A plate of cookies with peppermint candies and a glass of milk.
How Do I Store These?

Store your leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They should keep for 2-3 days.

Can These Cookies Be Frozen?

Yes, they’ll freeze well. Place them in an airtight container in layers separated by sheets of wax paper and you can freeze them for up to a month.

White chocolate peppermint cookies on a white plate.

You can never go wrong with freshly baked cookies for the holidays! If you liked these peppermint white chocolate cookies, you’re sure to love these cookie recipes too!

A hand holding a cookie with peppermint and white chocolate chips.
White chocolate peppermint cookies on a plate next to a glass of milk.
5 from 2 votes

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
These easy White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie tray or dessert table!

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup crushed peppermints
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and shortening in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Add in the vanilla extract and peppermint extract and continue to mix.
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Mix in the eggs, then turn the mixer down to low before adding the dry ingredients. Mix in the baking soda and salt, then gradually add the flour.
    2 eggs
  • Mix in the crushed peppermints and white chocolate chips.
  • Form the cookie dough into 1 tbsp balls, placing them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from oven and let them sit for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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