Peppermint Crunch and White Chocolate Cookies

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It can’t be the holidays for me until some smashed up candy canes end up sprinkled on a cookie. Check out this peppermint-focused cookie from a few year’s back. This year, I present to you the Peppermint Crunch and White Chocolate Cookie. It’s a pretty basic buttery sugar cookie with a dash of peppermint extract, a bag of white chocolate morsels and a handful of pulverized candy canes. What could be wrong with any of that? Turn up the holiday music, here’s my favorite, and bake up a batch of cookies.

Peppermint Crunch and White Chocolate Cookiea Made by Mike Original

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 cups white chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes, crushed

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

Beat butter and both sugars with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Beat in eggs and peppermint extract. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture. Beat until just combined. Stir in white chocolate morsels.

Scoop dough with a 1-inch ice cream scoop, dip the tops of the dough balls into the crushed peppermint candy. Place candy-side up, about 2-inches apart, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 10-13 minutes, until puffy and light-golden brown in color. Let rest 5 minutes on sheet pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 40 cookies.

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About mike @ made by mike

Blogger. Baker. Picture Taker. I live near Akron, Ohio with my partner Greg, Ted the wonder dog, and a pantry full of flour and sugar.

Posted on December 13, 2012, in Holidays! and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Yum! These look delicious!

  2. Oh yummilicious :) You had me at cookies!

  3. Now, that’s what I call a Christmas cookie! I’ve been wanting to do something with peppermint and candy canes for my open house this weekend. Hope I get time to make these!

  4. Yum! I might make these for our holiday get together this weekend!

  5. I’m not a fan of peppermint, but these cookies are gorgeous! :)

  6. That’s one heck of a gorgeous, festive cookie!

  7. These look amazing! Might have to add them to my Christmas baking list :)

  8. ooo these look good! and I’m still on the lookout for more cookie ideas..

  9. countrysideconservancy

    Just so you know, these cookies would be a great item to bring to our local food swap! Jan.15th at Uncorked in Akron!!! They looks so yummy!

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