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White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Tis the season for a chewy, soft baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe!

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone,

How are we just a few days away from Christmas?  I literally feel like this month has gone by in a blink of an eye.  After a slew of three holiday parties this past weekend, I have some serious catching up to do on my holiday movie watching over the next few days but I feel confident I can get them all in. ๐Ÿ™‚  What about you?

Christmas movies and Christmas cookies are two things that really help me ring in the season.  I adore Christmas cookies just about as much as I love the movie ELF.  I’ve got to be honest I have trouble resisting a good ole fashioned cookie… and as I get older I’ve decided that it’s ok to have a few.

It’s such a simple dessert, but it will always be won of my favorites.  My favorite are either simple chocolate chip or even soft…. only sort of baked cookies.  And if they are dolled up and festive for the holidays I can’t keep away.   And these White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe are perfectly dolled up and just about as Christmas-y as you can get.  Plus, I recently updated the photos and I thought these babies deserved a second look.  I hope you agree.

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Now I know this is a healthy living blog and there is an entire stick of butter in these, BUT they are smaller cookies, made with unbleached flour AND made in a small batch so you will not have five million sitting around the house.  This is hand down the perfect little recipe to whip out when you want to bake and are feeling festive.  This will make just enough for the family to satisfy the craving.

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

My White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe is quick to throw together.  My only tip is to use a mini ice cream scooper to get the cookies uniform and pretty.

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

They bake up fast and easy to soft bake perfection.  And don’t worry… I will not judge you if you pull them out a minute early to keep them extra doughy in the middle.

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

Any way you bake them up, these are worth it.  My White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe are like little bites of holiday happiness.  I believe in small indulgences and not depriving yourself at the holidays.  I’m all about kale salads most of the time, but cookies can have a place in a happy, well balanced life.

So… I hope you will get a chance to this White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe!  As always I’d love to hear you thoughts in the comments.

Chewy Soft Baked White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe/ Running in a Skirt

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe

Julie Wunder
Tis the season with my festive White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint, divided
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  • In a mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add the egg and peppermint. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • In another bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Mix until completely combined. You can sift these, but I just hand mix them for about a minute.
  • Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet until your dough is formed.
  • Add half of the peppermint candies and chocolate chips. Mix just until combined.
  • Put dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • When 10 minutes is up, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and cover two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • With a mini ice cream scoop place dough on sheets about 1.5 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Pull out just as edges are starting to brown. Do not overcook, the center will still look a little soft.
  • Put cookies on a cooling rack and quickly sprinkle the remaining crushed peppermint into the center of the cookies. Since they are still hot, the peppermint will melt just enough to stick.
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By | 2020-06-02T17:06:19-04:00 December 19th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food|46 Comments


  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups December 19, 2017 at 10:55 am - Reply

    These sound so good! I love peppermint and chocolate together. Also I just adore a soft baked cookie, canโ€™t wait to give them a try!

  2. [email protected] December 19, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I love festive cookies around this time of the year. And even these are not the healthiest the holidays are only once a year so I say enjoy a few cookies here and there.

  3. Erinn December 19, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

    YUM! I love peppermint, especially at this time of year. I could eat candy canes all day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real December 19, 2017 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I need to make these! Good thing I have some holiday parties after Christmas that I think these would be perfect for. Thanks so much for sharing Julie!!

  5. Jess @hellotofit December 23, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I love me a soft and chewy cookie! These look great for Christmastime ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf December 21, 2015 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    These look amazing! White chocolate and peppermint are two of my favorites. Sounds perfect for the holidays!

  7. Rachel December 21, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Ah! You’re killin’ me with these desserts!!

  8. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets December 21, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    These look amazing! I’m always looking for delicious Christmas cookies and these fit the bill!

  9. Megan | BeetsNotMeats December 19, 2015 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Mmmm these look delish! I can never get enough of peppermint and chocolate!

  10. GiGi Eats December 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    White chocolate is what dreams are made of! SERIOUSLY.

  11. Sam @ PancakeWarriors December 17, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

    I would so love getting these for a cookie exchange. The white chocolate and peppermint – omg yum! I love to use my tablespoon to portion out cookies, that way they don’t get out of control lol!

    • JulieWunder December 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Totally– otherwise I have giant cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Pragati // Simple Medicine December 16, 2015 at 10:14 am - Reply

    you’re speaking my love language here – I LOVE peppermint! Bonus for being soft baked ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Annmarie December 16, 2015 at 6:32 am - Reply

    My mom would adore these cookies, she loves white chocolate!

  14. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com December 15, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness – I need these cookies in my life – ASAP!!! Yum!

  15. Mandi Korn December 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Those look yummy, maybe I will make them with my daughter:o)

  16. Farrah December 15, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Ah, you’ve combined so many of my favorite things into this cookie recipe! I need to get my holiday baking on! (I love soft cookies best too!)

    • JulieWunder December 19, 2015 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      Me too! Hope you have a chance to bake with all your moving around!

  17. [email protected] December 15, 2015 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Wow..looks delish!!!

  18. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    mmmmm holiday perfection!

    • JulieWunder December 19, 2015 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Thanks Nicole! I agree ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Hanukkah!

  19. Runaway Bridal Planner December 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    These look fabulous! So festive, I wish I had to bake cookies for something this week, definitely going to pin this for when that time does come!

  20. oh my yum! Thanks for linking up for Meatless Monday these look so good

  21. Megan December 15, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Yes!!!! I was going to text you to see if you were posting this soon or if you could send it to me. I’m going to send these in to Owens Xmas party at daycare!! They are SO amazing!!

  22. Annette @ Sweating Through Life December 15, 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

    They sure do look festive. But I have to admit (as I’m eating a candy cane) I’m not a HUGE peppermint fan. The cookie part without the peppermint….I’d eat all day. My favorite dessert is ร‰clair Cake, and I only get it around holiday times:)

    • JulieWunder December 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm - Reply

      You could do it with some nuts instead of peppermint!

  23. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 15, 2015 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Oh, now these are delicious. I can just picture how soft and decadent they are! Like a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. Shelley Marcy December 15, 2015 at 7:16 am - Reply

    These sound delicious and definitely festive. Why do they look green? Is your peppermint extract a green color? Mine is clear. Or did you add food coloring? I can’t see in the recipe anything that might make them green. Maybe I missed something?

    • JulieWunder December 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      They were def white?? Maybe it’s the tone of the picture and/or the screen??? They are really good!

  25. Blane Sherer December 15, 2015 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Festive indeed ( smile )
    I certainly enjoy seasonal sweets and treats, but
    I enjoy them in moderation.

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