White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

11.27.2015

Phew! Glad that Thanksgiving is over with! It is so fun to make a big meal like that but man can it be a lot of work! It helped to prep what I could the day before but I’m so picky about food and prefer it all as fresh as can be so Thanksgiving day gets crazy around here! But now on to all the holiday baking!

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During the holidays I love to make peppermint everything so I decided to come up with a festive peppermint version of a chewy sugar cookie (last year I did soft peppermint sugar cookies so I wanted to try chewy this year). What would make a cookie more festive then dipping it in white chocolate and covering it with peppermint candy? This is like the ultimate Christmas cookie, oh and these White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies – I absolutely love both and they should each definitely find a place on your holiday cookie tray! Everyone loved these and I’m sure I’ll make them again and again! And just fyi you could also use vanilla almond bark or real white chocolate for these too.

Break out your mixer and getting baking because it’s that time of year, and what better place to start than with these irresistible White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies??
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White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

4.25 from 12 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 (390g) cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups (320g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (8 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (15 oz) white chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp (30g) shortening
  • 1/3 cup (60g) peppermint bits or finely crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. For the cookies:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar for 20 seconds, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together sugar and butter until combined. Mix in egg then mix in egg yolk, vanilla and peppermint extract. With mixer set on low speed slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined (dough with will thick, so stop mixer and mix by hand to get flour at bottom if needed).
  4. Scoop dough out 1 1/2 Tbsp (about 33g) at a time and shape into balls. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner, spacing cookies 2-inches apart (chill dough balls that aren't currently baking in refrigerator on plates). Bake in preheated oven 10 - 11 minutes (cookies should appear slightly under-baked). Remove from oven and allow to rest several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For the coating:
  6. Place chocolate chips and shortening in a medium microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave on 50% power in 20 second intervals, stirring well between intervals until melted and smooth. Dip half of cooled cookies in white chocolate allowing excess to run off (or slide bottom slightly along edge of bowl) then transfer to wax paper and immediately sprinkle with peppermint bits. Allow to set at room temperature or in refrigerator. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  7. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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97 comments

  • Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture: These are so pretty! Definitely giving them a try. I love sugar cookies but they can get a little boring… dipping in chocolate and covering in peppermint is sure to perk them up! :) And you take such beautiful photos, as ever… November 30, 2015 at 1:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment Michelle! I hope you love these cookies! November 30, 2015 at 8:05pm Reply

  • Victoria: I’d love to make these for a December event I have in mind and I, too, would like to know how many cookies this recipe makes. Thanks. November 29, 2015 at 10:49am Reply

  • Dena: How do you get your cookies to come out to be the perfect disk? Mine usually end up poofed when they’re done November 28, 2015 at 1:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It can depend on a number of factors like where you live – elevation, humidity etc., how you’re measuring the flour, whether the recipe includes baking powder or baking soda. My best guess would be to use a little less flour or a little more butter so they spread more. November 28, 2015 at 11:49pm Reply

    • Coralee: Mine are poofy too so I just coated the whole Cookie in Chocolate and peppermint. They look better than they taste in my opinion but others like them. How do I add a photo? December 20, 2017 at 12:05pm Reply

  • Dee Dee: These look so good!✨ November 28, 2015 at 9:49am Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: I would devour these cookies! Sugar cookies are always a hit and white chocolate and peppermint just make them better. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Jaclyn! November 28, 2015 at 6:33am Reply

  • Medeja: Oh they look so great! Perfectly decorated for Christmas :D November 28, 2015 at 6:22am Reply

  • Bella B: Those look so good!!
    November 27, 2015 at 11:09pm Reply

  • Martha in KS: How many cookies does this recipe make? November 27, 2015 at 6:05pm Reply

    • Holly S.: Mine made 3-1/2 dozen exactly, minus at least one that jumped into my mouth before it hit the oven! December 18, 2016 at 5:30pm Reply

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