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White chocolate candy cane cookies are a festive, yet easy drop cookie. They’re perfect for any holiday cookie plate.White chocolate candy cane cookies on a plate and milk

I don’t bake cookies very often, but I’m slightly obsessed with peppermint right now and a candy cane, white chocolate combo in a cookie was something that just had to happen.

And believe me, once I made these, I was obsessed. 

I have to say, candy canes and white chocolate together is really a winning combo.  

The peppermint from the candy canes and the creamy, mild flavor of the white chocolate are just meant for each other. 

They’re a perfect flavor combination and they turn out crispy around the edges, and slightly chewy in the center.

You might want to make a double batch because they will disappear quickly.

Ingredients used to make white chocolate candy cane cookies

One of the reasons I don’t bake cookies very often is because I get bored with scooping the dough out and waiting for each batch to bake.  

This particular recipe works for me, though, because it makes a manageable 3 dozen cookies which fit perfectly on two baking sheets and bake up all at one time.  Easy peasy.

White chocolate candy cane cookies on baking sheet before baking

I have also discovered already crushed candy canes at the grocery store. If you can find them yourself, it makes these easy cookies even quicker to make.

But if you can’t find them, crushing candy canes yourself really won’t take that much more time.

To crush the candy canes yourself, put about 8 regular size candy canes in a zip top plastic bag. Then crush them either with a meat mallet or the bottom of a small skillet.

If you have more patience that I do and want a big batch, you could easily double this recipe.  

That way you will have plenty of cookies for a cookie tray at your holiday gathering and enough to share with your friends, family or neighbors.  It’s a win-win situation.

White chocolate candy cane cookies on a plate and milk

About candy canes and white chocolate together, it really is a winning combo.  The peppermint from the candy canes and the creamy, mild flavor of the white chocolate are just meant for each other.

But beware, they can be very addicting!

These tasty little morsels are  simple, but I think they could be the star of any cookie tray.  Sometimes less is more, right?

White chocolate candy cane cookies stacked on a plate

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Yield: Makes 3 dozen cookies

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

White chocolate candy cane cookies are a festive, yet easy drop cookie. They're perfect for any holiday cookie plate.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 oz pkg white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes - see notes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat butter, sugars and vanilla together until creamy.
  • Add egg and beat in.
  • Beat in flour, a little at a time.
  • Mix in white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes.
  • Drop by spoonful onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. (I find a small scoop works really well for this)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Let set for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Notes

    I have been able to find already crushed candy canes, but if you're unable to find that, you can crush your own. It will take about 8 regular size candy canes to make 1/2 cup.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    36

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

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