White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

12.01.2018

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.

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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

4.41 from 15 votes
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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, Peppermint Cookies, sugar cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 30
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups (390g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 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: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar, set aside.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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). 

  5. 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.
  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 
  8. Allow to set at room temperature or in refrigerator. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

  • 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*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 20g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

108 comments

  • 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. December 5, 2018 at 3:44pm Reply

  • Joann bruntlett: Made them for gifts. Beautiful! Taste great. I used an 8oz bzg of whits choc disks and that aorked fine. December 2, 2018 at 1:03pm Reply

  • Seeney McIlrath: Do you have to put the peppermint extract in them?
    I realized I don’t have any. November 30, 2018 at 11:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: No it they’d still be good without it. Hope you love them! November 30, 2018 at 8:18pm Reply

  • Anna: Made these for a bible study I was hosting. I got super rave reviews. November 27, 2018 at 2:34pm Reply

  • Larissa: Can I use butter in place of shortening? Or use the chocolate by itself? Thanks! November 21, 2018 at 1:08pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You could use melted white chocolate (not chips) or white candy melts like Ghirardelli and skip the shortening. November 21, 2018 at 9:19pm Reply

  • Janette: Hi can you freeze these if so how long can you keep them in freezer ? Thank you November 11, 2018 at 5:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t tested but they should freeze well for a month November 17, 2018 at 12:53pm Reply

  • kenna: A new Christmas favorite at our house! August 18, 2018 at 6:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it! August 22, 2018 at 11:20am Reply

  • Lezlie: I made this exactly as instructed except I used a double boiler to melt the chocolate, and they were wonderful. I called them unshareable because the people I gifted them to share with their families all chose to eat them all themselves instead! January 5, 2018 at 3:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: LOL! January 8, 2018 at 11:26am Reply

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