Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate

If you are anything like me, you are always looking for inspiring Christmas ideas.  This week I’m delighted to participate in Home for the Holidays, a blog tour full of Christmas ideas.  Today we are sharing Holiday Recipes and my contribution is delicious Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate.

 

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

Home for the Holidays will will inspire you with holiday mantels, recipes, crafts, décor, and tablescapes.  You’ll find links for all of the ideas shared at the end of this post.  home-for-the-holidays-blog-tour-600x600

Thanks to Sondra Lyn of Sondra Lyn at Home for organizing this event!

 

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate are just the kind of Christmas cookie that I enjoy.  They aren’t too large, they are flavorful, and they melt in your mouth.  My husband and father-in-law can’t get enough of these when I bake them.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

 

To give you a size reference for this cookie, the silver compote shown here is designed to serve ice cream or other desserts.  This is one of four compotes that I have, all passed on to me by my grandmother.  When my grandfather started teaching in the 1930’s, he lived in a boarding house and these silver dishes were used for the boarders.  My grandfather befriended the boarding house owner and at some point she gave these compotes to my grandmother.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

If you like peppermint, you’ll love this cookie.  I can only imagine how good it would be with a cup of hot chocolate or a cup of coffee.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

This is a simple cookie to make and it contains just nine ingredients:  butter, sugar, egg, peppermint extract, flour, baking powder, salt, peppermint candies, and white chocolate.

The dough comes together easily and is divided into two 2’’ diameter logs that are refrigerated until firm.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

After the dough is firm (freeze it for 45 min if you are in a hurry), it is cut into 1/4” slices and baked.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

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You can bake the cookies on either parchment paper or a Silpat lined cookie sheet.  I like Silpat liners because they are reusable.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

A mini chopper like the Black and Decker that I’ve had for nearly 20 years makes quick work of chopping the candies needed for both the dough and topping.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

After the cookies are baked and cool, melted white chocolate is spread over the top and each cookie is topped with a sprinkle of crushed peppermints.

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

5.0 from 5 reviews
Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate
 
The peppermint infused cookie tastes delicious and is melt-in-your-mouth good.
Author:
Serves: 3½ dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 T butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 23 hard peppermint candies, crushed and divided, plus 10 more for topping
  • 2 (4 oz) bars white chocolate
Instructions
  1. Beat sugar and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg and peppermint extract, beating until blended.
  2. Stir together flour and next 2 ingredients; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Stir in 23 finely crushed candies.
  3. Shape dough into 2 logs and wrap each log in plastic wrap. (Logs will be about 2" in diameter.) Refrigerate until firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut each log into ¼" slices; place on parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes until or until lightly browned. (I rotated my sheets after 5 minutes.) Remove from baking sheets to wire racks and cool completely. (About 20 minutes.)
  5. Microwave white chocolate at medium heat for one minute. Stir until smooth.
  6. Spoon chocolate over cookies and sprinkle with candy pieces. Let stand until the chocolate is firm.

 

This recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies, a nice amount for sharing with friend, family, or your neighbors.

It’s already been requested that I make this recipe again and I’m sure to do so again before Christmas!

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Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate - This cookie is the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie tray! Get the recipe at virginiasweetpea.com.

 

Thanks so much to  Sondra Lyn at Home for organizing Home for the Holidays.   This is the 3rd year for her HFTH tour, and we promise to bring some of the most awesome decor, craft and recipe ideas you’ll find anywhere. It has gotten bigger and better each year and I think you’re going to love what you see! So stay tuned – it’s 30 blogs over the week, with a different topic each day. Be sure you come back here every day to get the links for that day’s featured blogs! Here’s a run-down of the topics and featured blogs:

home-for-the-holidays-blog-tour-600x600_thumb.jpgMonday – Holiday Mantels

Country Design Style | Duke Manor Farm | Domestically Speaking

Organize and Decorate Everything | Sondra Lyn at Home | Two Purple Couches

Tuesday – Holiday Recipes

An Alli EventNot Just Paper and Paint  | Nourish and Nestle

StoneGable  | Sweet Pea | What Meegan Makes

Wednesday – Holiday Crafts

An Extraordinary Day | Lovely Etc | Lilacs and Longhorns

Lydi Out Loud | Salvage Sister and Mister | Weekend Craft

Thursday – Holiday Decor

Atta Girl Says | Chatfield Court | Create & Babble

Designers Sweet Spot | The Heathered Nest | Worthing Court

Friday – Holiday Tablescapes

Celebrating Everyday Life |Cottage at the Crossroads | Cottage in the Oaks

The Everyday Home | Postcards from the Ridge |  2 Bees in a Pod

Are you ready? Here we go!

Home for the Holidays 2016

Holiday Mantels

Holiday Recipes

Holiday Crafts

Holiday Decor

Holiday Tablescapes

Comments

  1. Paula, this look yummy! Plus they can be made in advance…which is perfect this time of year. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs.

    • This batch disappeared entirely too quickly, Jeanette. I am pretty sure that my husband wouldn’t mind a second batch to be made asap!

  2. These look AMAZING! And I love that you make the dough and roll it into logs to cut… that makes the prettiest-shaped cookies! Thank you so much for joining me on the tour again this year!!

  3. These look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to make them for my family. We all love peppermint!

  4. Paula, the cookies look delish and with a hot drink, perfect during the winter season. I had no idea about reusable liners. i will have to check that out since i am forever buying new cookie sheets. thanks for sharing and happy holidays.a

    • I am pretty sure that my husband is quite ready for me to make these cookies again. Those liners are great and I use them for roasting veggies, etc. to save a lot of clean-up work.

      Have a wonderful Christmas on your beautiful farm!

  5. I have a cookie exchange coming up and these will be a contender for sure!!!!!!!

  6. Oh yum!!! I love peppermint…. definitely trying this recipe out!
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  7. Yum!! I want to make up a batch of these right now!

  8. Oh my goodness girl… these would be absolutely perfect with a cup of hot chocolate. I want one now!!!!!!
    Diane @ An Extraordinary Day recently posted…How to Make a Classy Gold Oak Leaf Christmas WreathMy Profile

  9. They sound heavenly!!!! And adorable to boot 😉 Happy holidays!!

  10. Yum! I love peppermint and I’m always looking for a good (but easy) recipe. I’ll definitely be trying these out over the holidays.

  11. Paula – we love peppermint and can’t wait to make a batch of these cookies for ourselves! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. If you’re gonna make a cookie, might as well make a pretty one 🙂
    Amalia
    xo

  13. Mmm … these sound wonderful, Paula! I love anything peppermint at this time of year, and I love your idea of pairing the cookies with hot chocolate!
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  14. These cookies look so good, Paula. I love peppermint and I’m going to add these to the list of things to bake with my girls this year. Thanks for the yummy recipe!
    Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge recently posted…Snowflake Christmas treeMy Profile

  15. These sound delicious and look beautiful! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!
    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome recently posted…Buddha’s Hand (AKA Fingered Citron)My Profile

  16. Yum yum, these look so delicious! Great recipe, happy holidays! xo
    Jae | Dreaming of Leaving recently posted…Adorable Kid-Friendly Christmas TreatsMy Profile

  17. What a special cookie for a holiday treat. We will just love y our Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate , they need to be in my cookie jar. I really appreciate you sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  18. I’ve been looking for a Christmas cookie recipe and I think these are perfect! Thank you for linking up to last weeks Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday!
    Amanda recently posted…Delicious No-Bake Christmas Treats + Tasty TuesdayMy Profile

  19. Looks yummy.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & shared.
    Theresa recently posted…20 + Darling DIY Gift Toppers To Make Now! Ideas, DIYs And TutorialsMy Profile

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