Here’s the thing about Christmas list making: I really don’t like it.
Every year, I peruse the interwebs, catalogs and stores for drool-worthy items I absolutely cannot live without. And every year there’s that onething that I am literally SO anxious for that I ruin everyone’s day and get people heated by buying it for myself.
Now, granted, I don’t put things on my list and then go and buy them. I just take it upon myself to do my own Christmas shopping, buy aforementioned heavenly item, and when my mom or Jessie discovers it later, they chastise me about “buying presents right before Christmas!!” and “some people still need to shop for you!!”
Yeah, well. I see it this way: I’ll put awesometastic things I reallyreally want on my Christmas list, but if there’s something I’m like, losing sleep over, waiting for the big day just won’t cut it. I will literally spend the rest of the month of December anxiously staring at the gifts under the tree and biting my nails, wondering nervously if I got the dress I asked for and OHMYGODWHATIFIDIDN’T and then I’ll go stalk it at the store, carrying it around in my hand for hours while I contemplate whether or not someone got it for me. I’ll inevitably stand in the dressing room mirror squinting really hard as if trying to connect to my mom telepathically to ask her brain if the dress has already been purchased, but usually I just leave empty-handed, still worried, and with no new advances in my telepathic attempts.
And usuuuually my mom is really good about getting things I really want but still, I can’t risk not having it. #firstworldproblems #spoiledbratmuch?
Anyway, that was totally what propelled my never-ending list of justifying a galaxy-printed jeans purchase a couple days ago. I friggin’ LOVE galaxy prints and this was my opportunity to have nebulas on my legs. NEBULAS. So I bought them and prepared (however fashionably) for the wrath of Jessie who lectured me on buying self-Christmas presents.
Basically, I realize this entire post makes me look like a horrible person and a spoiled brat. Also, that my priorities may be slightly skewed. To change your perceptions and distract you from hatin’ on me, I made you cookies. White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies, precisely.
I was super excited to make these because 1) hello, cookies!, and 2) Heirloom sent me one of their cookie sheets to try out. Heirloom is a woman-owned business specializing in selling professional bakeware. Their stainless-steel cookie sheets boast to be virtually non-stick with even heat distribution, easy clean up, and fresh, beautiful cookies every time. I was eager to try the cookie sheet out and tested it on these yummy cookies.
Peppermint is a quintessential holiday flavor and it happens to be my favorite. I live for peppermint sundaes in the summertime, and peppermint bark and I form a dangerously close relationship every time the holidays roll around. So when I paired the classic flavors of peppermint bark into a portable cookie, magical things happened.
1 box white cake mix
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup Andes peppermint baking chips
About 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly mist two cookie sheets or line with silicone liners. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, and oil. Stir in the white chocolate chips and the peppermint baking chips to combine.
3. Drop heaping Tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared sheets, about 1-2″ apart. Bake for approx. 9-11, rotating pans halfway through bake time to ensure even baking. Immediately upon removing from the oven, gently sprinkle the tops of the warm cookies with the crushed candy canes.
4. Allow the cookies to set on the baking sheets about 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Store at room temperature, airtight, for about a week. This makes approx. 2 dozen cookies.
Adding the crushed candy canes on top is completely optional; however, I enjoyed the added peppermint flavor + crunch the candy canes provided. The Andes peppermint chips are softer so they don’t lend as much of a crunch as I’d liked, hence the crushed candy canes on top. Together, the creamy white chocolate, minty fresh peppermint and the buttery cookie make for a delicious holiday treat reminiscent of my fave peppermint bark Super good!!
As for the cookie sheet, I was in love! Normally I use Silpat liners on my cookie sheets because they produce flawless cookies every time. With Heirloom, I baked my cookies “naked” (without a Silpat) and worried the whole time, figuring my cookies would likely stick or burn. I was wrong! My cookies turned nice and golden, set up perfectly, and had pretty brown undersides just like the cookies with the Silpat. All in all, I’d recommend Heirloom sheets to any baker looking for a professional, heavy-duty cookie sheet that flawlessly bakes cookies. You can find out more about Heirloom HERE.
Have a wonderful day!!
Heirloom generously provided me with a cookie sheet for free to review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.