Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. For me that means pink desserts like these white chocolate peppermint cookies.
These easy sugar cookies have a melted white chocolate top that is covered in crushed peppermints. They are nice to share with your special someone or a gal pal for Galentine’s Day.
For an extra chocolate experience, serve these white chocolate cookies with a glass of chocolate milk.
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Making white chocolate peppermint cookies
Baking cookies easily is all about having your supplies ready before you begin.
Gather your ingredients before you start. I do this for any recipe to make sure that I don’t run out of some ingredient that I am positive I have in my pantry.
Nothing is worse than having to run to the store for a necessary ingredient in the middle of a cookie recipe!
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Sugar cookies
- Heavy cream
- White chocolate wafers
- Peppermint candies
I took a shortcut when making these Valentine’s Day cookies. I used small store bought sugar cookies.
This cut the time down on my recipe quite a bit, since I didn’t have to wait for the cookies to bake.
If you’d rather bake your own cookies, you can use the basic recipe for these Valentine’s Day sugar cookies.
(The recipe uses a two toned dough made with food coloring but you can omit this step and use the recipe to make plain sugar cookies.)
Making the peppermint topping for sugar cookies
Since the cookies are already baked, the process for making these peppermint cookies is quick and easy.
Start by unwrapping your peppermint candies and placing them into a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds until you have a crumbly mixture to use for coating the cookies.
The next step is to place the white chocolate melting wafers and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat on 50% power in 20 second increments until it is melted.
Stir between each increment. Wafers will not melt until stirred with a spoon.
Note: White chocolate discolors and seizes much more easily than dark chocolate does. Using the 50% power keeps this from happening.
Once the white chocolate has melted and is smooth and creamy, dip the top half of each cookie into the mixture.
While the white chocolate is still soft, sprinkle some of the crushed peppermints over the top of it on both sides of the cookie.
Note: Dipping doesn’t work as well as sprinkling the peppermints over the melted chocolate.
Peppermints are sticky and the crumbs stick together, so using a fork to sprinkle them works best, since you can separate the crumb mixture as you decorate the cookies.
Place the white chocolate peppermint cookies on a wire rack to allow the chocolate to harden and then store in an air tight container.
They will keep well for about a week.
That’s all there is to this easy and tasty Valentine’s Day cookie treat!
Enjoying these peppermint cookies
These delicious white chocolate peppermint cookies are fun to make. The kids will love to help out.
They are soft and chewy, with a melted white chocolate coating. Crushed peppermint candies give them a lovely texture and crunch. They are the perfect Valentine’s Day Cookie.
The cookies also make a nice homemade gift. Place them in a Valentine’s Day container with a bow for a heart felt present to a loved one.
If you like these white chocolate mint cookies, be sure to check out National Chocolate Mint Day. You’ll find lots of other recipes with this type of flavor.
Pin these white chocolate peppermint cookies for later
Would you like a reminder of these crunchy Valentine’s Day peppermint cookies? Just pin this image to one of your baking boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.
You can also watch our video on YouTube.
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- 30 small sugar cookies
- 36 peppermints
- 12 ounces of white chocolate melting wafers
- 1/4 cup of heavy cream
- Unwrap the peppermint candies and place them in a food processor.
- Pulse for about a minute until you have a small crumb mixture. Set this aside.
- Place the heavy cream and melting chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 20 second increments on 50% power, stirring between each heating.
- Dip the top half of each sugar cookie into the melted white chocolate.
- Use a fork to sprinkle peppermint candy crumbs over both sides of the cookie on the melted chocolate.
- Store in an air tight container on the counter.
Be sure to stir the wafers between heating increments. Wafers won't start to melt until stirred.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.