White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies


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.

Like pant-nebulas, but better.

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

1 box white cake mix
2 eggs
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!!

xo, Hayley

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. 

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  1. hehe…I don’t hate you. Your train of thought is completely correct. Plus, if someone didn’t get it for you and you wait until after Christmas, then it would more than likely be gone.

  2. Girl, we are totally on the same wavelength–I’m posting a white chocolate peppermint goody tonight. 🙂 I love, love, love white chocolate and peppermint together–it’s just so crisp and cool and Christmasy. These cookies look phenom–and I am totally intrigued by that cookie sheet!

  3. Ha Ha! I love your story about not being able to live with out a dress! I also do similar things at Christmas. I think you, Ashley and I were all telepathically connected as we each made a peppermint cookie/goody this week! Thanks for letting us know about Heirloom. I need new cookie sheets! I will have to go check them out!

  4. Our family is pretty much spoiled all year round so Christmas gifts aren’t a real big deal. I say if you like it, you want it, you can afford it, YOU.BUY.IT.

    Fantastic Cookies, Hayley!

  5. Jessica K. says:

    Are we the same person??? I do the same thing. For me, though, it’s usually coats…I’m friggin obsessed with coats. And, there is literally a coat at Old Navy…a brown moto to be specific…that I did not buy because it was getting close to Christmas. I saw it once. It was there for like a day. Not in the stores anymore. Not on the website. God help my family if Santa let’s me down. P.S. peppermint and white chocolate are magical.

  6. I love peppermint too! My favorite, don’t know why I only make peppermint goodies at Christmas! As for my Christmas list, if I’m going to take the time to tell someone, I may has well just go get it myself. Then I know for sure, it’ll be exactly what I want! I’m no fun!

  7. Sounds like an amazing cookie sheet! And I always make a habit out of buying Christmas gifts for myself… Nothing wrong with that! Nothing! 😉 I love how festive these cookies are!

  8. Peppermint is divine. Your cookies look amazing and I long for them. Promise I won’t hate on you since I too have my own self-gifting present issues:)

  9. Hayley, I just found your website, and it is awesome! I’m totally on-board with all the white chocolate and blondie recipes! 🙂 Also, I’m in aerospace engineering and I LOVE galaxy pictures too…you should post a picture of the pants! And share where you found them….

  10. Ohmigosh these cookies. Love! And I know what you mean – I kinda buy myself stuff too at Christmas. Starting last weekend, I bought myself boots. LOL. Love the cookie sheet, just got mine to try today!

  11. next week I have a white chocolate cookie coming and these look amazing, Hayley. Mint + white choc with white cookies is such a good combo!

  12. I’m a huge fan of these cookies. White chocolate and peppermint in a cookie…delish! I could bake something from your site every day and not get bored! Thanks for always keeping me inspired!

  13. I’m unable to find the Andes chips..what’s your thoughts on white choc mint m&ms?

  14. Aside from having to crush the m&m , they are perfect in these cookies! These were easy to make and taste awesome..a refreshing break from chocolate..thank you!!


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