Want to rock those cookie exchanges this year? Make a batch of these White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies! Sure to be a hit with everyone in attendance.
If you are looking for an adorable Christmas craft to go along with your White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies these cute Popsicle Stick Ornaments are just what you need. Or, just snack on them with a glass of milk while you watch a Christmas movie. Not sure when one is playing? Check out the Christmas movie schedules HERE.
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What You Need
- 2½ cups of All-Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon of Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup of Brown Sugar
- ½ cup of White Granulated Sugar
- 1 stick (½ cup) of Butter, at room temperature
- ½ cup (4 oz.) of Cream Cheese, at room temperature
- 2 large Eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¼ of teaspoon Peppermint Extract
- 1 cup of White Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup of crushed Candy Canes (or use peppermint crunch baking chips)
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How to make White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
In the large bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and sugar until creamy. About 4 to 5 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl every 1 minute. You can either use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a handheld mixer too.
Add one egg at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and peppermint extracts and mix well.
Keeping the mixer at the lowest speed, and slowly add the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated.
Scrape the dough off the paddle attachment and add the white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes and mix well with a spatula.
The dough will be sticky. Drop about 1 rounded tablespoon of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Leave enough gap between the cookies for spreading.
Bake until edges just begin to turn golden, about 8 minutes.
Let your White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies cool on the sheet pan for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.