Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Peppermint white chocolate sugar cookies for a sparkling holiday treat! This peppermint cookies recipe is one of my favorites — what could be better than white chocolate peppermint sugar cookies to celebrate the season? And if you’re in the mood for more festive cookies, try my No Spread Sugar Cookies, my Chocolate Orange Shortbread Cookies, or my Ginger Crinkle Cookies!

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Peppermint Cookies Recipe

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Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookies

By far, the holiday season is my favorite time of year. Everything just seems to be glittery and bright, and these peppermint white chocolate cookies are no exception! They’re my favorite Christmastime sugar cookie recipe because they’re so soft, SO easy to make, and so festive with their sparkly topping! If you’re looking for a great holiday cookie, look no further than this peppermint drop cookies recipe!

Every Christmas Eve, my family and I make sugar cookies, but according to our family tradition they’re always made with store-bought dough and store-bought frosting. No perfection here; just a fun, easy tradition with the family. But— sometimes you want a soft, elegant version. A sparkling peppermint cookies recipe that is impressive enough for a swanky holiday party. One that has a perfect balance of peppermint, white chocolate, and vanilla flavors, and a crunchy sparkly sugar topping. White chocolate dipped peppermint sugar cookies that are to die for. When you want cookies like that, you need to make these.

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Peppermint Drop Cookies

This peppermint cookies recipe yields a soft sugar cookie with a hint of vanilla and peppermint, and they’re topped with a peppermint white chocolate ganache. I love white chocolate! And the combination of white chocolate and peppermint is just perfect for the holidays, so I went with a ganache rather than a traditional cookie icing. Finally, they’re finished with white sparkling sugar. They look like a freshly-fallen snowdrift glistening in the sun!

White chocolate peppermint cookies – What you’ll need

To make this peppermint cookies recipe, we’ll start with a classic sugar cookie recipe, with powdered sugar swapped in for granulated sugar. The powdered sugar is important — it gives the cookies a softer, melt-in-your-mouth texture that makes all the difference! To make the cookie dough, you’ll need:

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • peppermint extract
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt

And then for the ganache, you’ll just need:

  • heavy cream
  • white chocolate
  • peppermint extract
peppermint white chocolate sugar cookies seen from above
White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Drizzle

The white chocolate peppermint ganache is much easier than it sounds, and there’s definitely room for trial and error. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit more chocolate, or heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave. If it’s too runny you can chill it a bit longer in the refrigerator. It’s a fantastic alternative to peppermint icing for cookies.

Then comes my favorite part — the sprinkles! I used Wilton White Sparkling Sugar, because I was going for that snowball look. But you can switch it out for any sprinkles you prefer!

These cookies are so easy and so festive for this time of year! Give them a try for your next holiday cookie swap or bake-off!

stacked peppermint drop cookies
Peppermint Sugar Cookie Recipe

Tools for White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

You won’t need any special equipment for these white chocolate dipped peppermint sugar cookies, but it is a good idea to use a few tools to make your Cookes the best they can be! I like to use a 2-inch cookie cutter to get that perfect round shape, and I always make cookies on my Silpat baking mat and Nordicware sheet pan.

Tips and F.A.Q.

Can I make these peppermint drop cookies ahead of time?

Because of powdered sugar, these white chocolate peppermint cookies are delicate, so be careful when transporting or freezing. But in my experience, they freeze and thaw very well! Just let them set completely and then layer between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container.

What flavors can you add to sugar cookies?

One major flavor in these white chocolate sugar cookies is peppermint extract, but you can definitely change it up to your preference! For example, these cookies would be great with almond extract, orange extract, or coconut extract.

What is the trick to sugar cookies?

My #1 piece of advice for sugar cookies is not to skip on the chilling! If a recipe calls for chilling it’s definitely necessary. With this peppermint sugar cookie recipe, the chilling step helps the cookies to keep their shape while also keeping their soft, tender texture.

How do you keep sugar cookies from falling apart?

If you overmeasure your flour, your cookies may end up dry and crumbly — one way to prevent this is to make sure to measure your flour correctly. My favorite method is to use a kitchen scale to measure by weight.

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Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Sparkling Sugar

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Peppermint white chocolate sugar cookies for a sparkling holiday treat! This peppermint cookies recipe is one of favorites — nothing's better than white chocolate peppermint sugar cookies to celebrate the season!
Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine :American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 204kcal
Recipe Source: Chenée Lewis

Ingredients

For the Cookies

For the White Chocolate Ganache

Instructions

Prepare Cookies

  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Roll out dough on floured surface to ¼ inch thick,dusting dough and rolling pin with flour as needed. Place any dough not being cut into the fridge to stay cool.
  • Cut into rounds with a 2-inch round cookie cutter, or any similarly-sized cookie cutter of your choice. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Make Peppermint White Chocolate Ganache

  • Microwave heavy cream for 30-45 seconds in microwave-safe bowl until hot.
  • Add white chocolate and whisk to slowly melt chocolate, heating another 10 seconds if necessary, until smooth. Whisk in peppermint extract.
  • Let ganache chill in refrigerator 30 min. Whisk again. It should be a opaque with a thick liquid consistency, like honey.
  • Spread small spoonfuls of ganache onto each cooled cookie, smoothing with the back of the spoon in a circular motion. If ganache thickens too much while you're working, microwave on high for another 5 seconds and stir.
  • Sprinkle with white sparkling sugar. For added sparkle, sprinkle a bit more sugar after ganache has set completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. You can also freeze them (see note).

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Notes

Make ahead: Because of powdered sugar, these white chocolate peppermint cookies are delicate, so be careful when transporting or freezing. But in my experience, they freeze and thaw very well! Just let them set completely and then layer between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container.
I used Wilton White Sparkling Sugar Crystals for these, but feel free to use any sprinkles or sparkling sugar you like to fit your festive mood!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cookie | Calories: 204 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 11 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 38 mg | Sodium: 108 mg | Potassium: 73 mg | Fiber: 0.4 g | Sugar: 14 g | Calcium: 36 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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