If I had to pick my favorite holiday treat, it would definitely be peppermint bark. I don’t even know if there’s a close second. Maybe Oreo truffles? Maybe.
My love affair with peppermint bark began long ago. For as long as I can remember, my grandma has made it every Christmas. It is definitely her fault I am so obsessed. Since I blogged a Peppermint Marble Bark recipe last year, I decided I should probably change it up this year and make something different (read: in addition to).
I kept all the elements of peppermint bark: semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate, and candy canes and turned it in to a cookie. White Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies, to be exact. They are amazing. If you love peppermint bark and you love chocolate chip cookies, you will die over these. I mean, what’s not to like?!
Personally, I judge my cookies by their dunkability. These cookies are very dunkable. Especially in hot chocolate. My favorite thing to do in the winter is have a cup of hot chocolate before bed. Theses cookies are the perfect hot chocolate companion. They just make you feel cozy. The cookies are soft, and a little chewy but not too much. They’re the perfect consistency. I saved some of the cookie dough when I first made these to make later and the leftover dough didn’t even last a full day. That’s how good they are.
I have a cookie exchange coming up, and I am definitely bringing these. I suggest you do the same.
White Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies
- 1/2 c butter
- 1/4 c granulated sugar
- 1/2 c packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 c flour
- 1/2 c white chocolate chips
- 1/2 c semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 c candy canes, crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the sugars and butter together in a medium sized bowl using a mixer on medium speed.
- Add the egg, and vanilla and mix until blended.
- In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
- Add the dry ingredients at low speed a 1/2 cup at a time and stir until the flour mixture has been thoroughly integrated.
- Finally add both kind of chocolate chips and the crushed candy canes.
- Mix with a spoon until well combined.
- Use a 1 tbsp scoop (or a tbsp) to scoop out the dough on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Space the cookie dough at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes.
- Cool & enjoy!