Holiday Cookie Hop ~ White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

I am excited to team up with my friends at Classroom Tested Resources as we share 19 yummy holiday recipes with all you, our readers!  Today I am sharing a new favorite of mine ~ White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.

What do you do with all these crushed up candy canes after a Christmas parade?

You make cookies, of course!

This recipe was so simple to make and has been a hit in my household.  My son, who is taking Family and Consumer Science at his middle school, spent some time in the kitchen helping me out.

Here's what we used:

  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 small package of vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes (or peppermints)
First we crushed the candy canes a little more.  He loved doing this because he could bang the chopper and make a lot of noise!

Then I creamed the butter and sugar together.

I used my handy dandy mixer to beat in the dry pudding mix.

My son cracked his first egg perfectly and then splattered the second one everywhere.  {I wish I had gotten a picture of that!}  We added the eggs and vanilla and mixed again.

Then he measured the baking soda and added it and the flour to mixture. We turned on the mixer again and mixed well.

The last things to add were the peppermints and white chocolate.

Once it was well mixed, we rolled them into one inch balls and placed them on a greased cookie sheet. It is important to grease your cookie sheet, or the cookies will stick!  

Bake them for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. If you overbake them, the peppermints start to melt and make a huge mess, but they still taste amazing!

So simple and so yummy! You can't go wrong with two of my favorite holiday tastes:  peppermint and white chocolate!  And the pudding makes them stay so soft and chewy!  These were a hit in my house, so I know we will be making these again and again, especially after a parade!

You can download the recipe by clicking {here} or on the picture below. 

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I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday and enjoy every moment of it!

And don't forget to head over to the other blogs to grab more wonderful holiday recipes! 



  1. Thank you, Andrea. I love the peppermint.

  2. Did you have any helpers? Looks yummy! I bet they'd be great with either chocolate or peppermint ice cream.


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