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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


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5 from 14 votes
Total Time : 15 mins
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Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

These White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are perfect for the holidays! They are soft buttery cookies, that are dipped in white chocolate and coated in crushed peppermints. 

If you love Peppermint Snickerdoodles then you may also enjoy these cookies. The white chocolate coating just takes these cookies over the top. You won’t regret making these cookies this holiday season. 

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies on a wooden board.

Peppermint Cookies

Did you know that peppermint has health benefits such as being a natural digestive aid? So not only are these cookies delicious, but they could also help with any holiday tummy troubles.

Why I Love This Recipe

The ultimate holiday treat, these Peppermint Cookies are soft and buttery, dipped in white chocolate before being coated with crushed peppermints – what could be better?

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love peppermint desserts, then next time you may want to give these Peppermint Bars a try. 

Ingredients

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies ingredients.

You only need a handful of simple ingredients to help you make these delicious cookies. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store. 

sugar cookies – Any type of pre-baked cookies. You can purchase them from the bakery or bake them yourself. 

white candy melts – Candy melts are best for dipping. I purchase them online or at my local big box store. 

candy canes – I like to use mini candy canes, but any type of peppermint candy cane will do. 

Substitutions

Peppermints: If you can’t find candy canes, you can use peppermints or Starlight mints. 

Candy Melts: Instead of using white candy melts, you can use red or green colored candy melts for more festive colors. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few different ways that you can personalize this easy recipe. 

Chocolate: Instead of white chocolate, you can use milk or dark chocolate chips instead. 

Cookies: Instead of sugar cookies you could also use chocolate or even peanut butter cookies instead. 

Peppermint: If you are not a fan of peppermint, you can leave them off or replace them with colored sprinkles. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make these easy peppermint cookies. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this festive treat. 

  • cookie sheet – I like to use a large cookie sheet so that I can spread the cookies out.  You could also use sheet pans or large baking sheets instead. 
  • microwave-safe small bowl – It’s important that you make sure that your bowl is microwave-safe. So, do not use a stainless steel or metal bowl. 

How to Make White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Making these cookies is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a festive dessert to share with your friends and family or to even give as gifts to your neighbors. 

Step 1: Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2: Melt the chocolate per the directions on the package

Melt candy according to package directions.

Step 3: Dip the cookie into the chocolate 

Dip half a cookie into the melted candy, then set it on the parchment-lined baking sheet.

The cookie is dipped in white chocolate.

Step 4: Top with crushed peppermint candies

Top with crushed peppermint candies.

A hand is sprinkling  crushed peppermint candies on a cookie.

Serving Suggestions

Are you hosting a cookie swap this time of year? If so, you may want to give these Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies or these Christmas Sugar Cookies recipes a try also. 

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies on a wooden board with milk on the side.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your cookies turn out perfectly. 

  • If you want to use homemade sugar cookies instead of store-bought, make sure that your cookies are completely cooled before you dip them in the melted white candy melts. 
  • While you are dipping, if the candy melts start to thicken back up, you can pop it back in the microwave for 10-second increments to help thin it out again.
  • The candy canes will stick best if you do them right after dipping the cookies in the chocolate. If you wait too long, the candy will not stick as well.
  • I use a ziploc bag and a rolling pin to make my crushed candy canes, but you can also a food processor if you prefer. 
  • If you want a little peppermint flavor to your white chocolate add a couple of drops of peppermint extract to the melted white chocolate. 
  • I’ve found that it’s easier to apply the candy canes by sprinkling them on top of the cookies as soon as you dip them. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

Can I freeze them? 

Yes, you can freeze these cookies. Place them in a freezer-safe bag and they will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Can I use white chocolate chips instead of candy melts?

Yes, you can. However, you will need to add a teaspoon or two of coconut oil or shortening so that it melts smoothly. 

If you like cookies, give these recipes a try:

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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Corinne Schmitt
These White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are perfect for the holidays! They are soft buttery cookies, that are dipped in white chocolate and coated in crushed peppermints. 
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 25 kcal

Equipment

  • baking sheets
  • parchment paper
  • Small bowl

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt candy according to package directions.
  • Dip half a cookie into the melted candy, then set on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Top with crushed peppermint candies.

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Notes

  • If you want to use homemade sugar cookies instead of store-bought, make sure that your cookies are completely cooled before you dip them in the melted white candy melts.
  • While you are dipping, if the candy melts start to thicken back up, you can pop it back in the microwave for 10-second increments to help thin it out again.
  • The candy canes will stick best if you do them right after dipping the cookies in the chocolate. If you wait too long, the candy will not stick as well.
  • I use a ziploc bag and a rolling pin to make my crushed candy canes, but you can also use a food processor if you prefer.
  • If you want a little peppermint flavor to your white chocolate, add a couple of drops of peppermint extract to the melted white chocolate.
  • I’ve found that it’s easier to apply the candy canes by sprinkling them on top of the cookies as soon as you dip them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.04gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 7mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 0.4IUCalcium: 0.1mgIron: 0.02mg
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