White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Published December 1, 2018. Updated December 9, 2018

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Soft and chewy peppermint flavored sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and covered with colorful peppermint candy, it’s the perfectly festive Christmas cookie recipe! A nice change from all the classic cookie recipes and they’re easy to make.

Sugar cookies flavored with peppermint, dipped in white chocolate and covered with crushed candy canes. Cookies are shown served on a red plate.

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint and White Chocolate!

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?
Dipping a sugar cookie into a bowl of melted white chocolate.

This is one of the ultimate Christmas cookies 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

Soft and chewy peppermint flavored sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and covered with colorful peppermint candy, it's the perfectly festive Christmas cookie recipe! A nice change from all the classic cookie recipes and they're easy to make.
Servings: 30
Prep30 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour



  • For the cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar, set aside.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • For the white chocolate: 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.


  • Melted baking white chocolate or vanilla candy melts will work great here too, then omit the shortening.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.


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  • Kara

    These are my favorite Christmas cookie!! This year I didn’t have enough energy to mess with the white chocolate dipping step so instead I mixed in the Ghirardelli white chocolate peppermint chunks…soooooo good!

    Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Shannon

    These are an essential part of our holidays – my favorite Christmas cookie by far! Even if nothing else gets made, we make them every year.

  • Amy

    Just made these and they’re good! Had no issues with the dough, they flattened fine 😊 I used white chocolate melts, super easy!

  • melodie

    This is such a perfect cookie. The white chocolate makes it decadent and the peppermint touch makes it taste like Christmas!
    We loved it.
    I’m going to a cookie party tonight where everyone brings a cookie to be judged. I’ll let you know how it goes because I’m bringing this batch we made for the taste testing and judging!

  • Michelle

    I’m an avid baker and have been waiting to try this Christmas recipe. It was easy to make, but none of my balls flattened out. The second round in the oven I pressed them down flatter and they still didn’t flatten much. In the end I rolled this dough out and used a cookie cutter like I do for my other sugar cookie recipe and they are fine. I see now after reading review I am not the only one that had this problem. Im not sure why this happened!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      It could be that there was just a little extra flour added than needed, for best results I like to use a scale.
      Or it may just be an altitude difference. I’m at 4,200 ft so if you are more near sea level you could try them with 1/4 cup less flour and that should do the trick. Sorry they didn’t turn out as pictured for you!

  • Cindy

    I made this recipe twice. The first batch the cookies never flattened out. The second batch I added all new fresh ingredients and checked the oven temp and made adjustments. The cookies still did not flatten out . The butter was out at room temperature for hours. I followed the recipe to the letter.

    • Laura

      How many cookies does the recipe yield?i don’t see that anywhere. Looking forward to making these! Yum!