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These White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy to make and the perfect Christmas cookies for friends, family and SANTA! Make a batch or two this holiday season! While this post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers, all opinions and the recipe are my own.
The BEST White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Christmas is a time for spending time with family and friends, for being thankful, and for COOKIES. Oh all the amazing cookies! Cookies for giving, cookies for eating, cookies for everyone! And Christmas cookies are the bestest cookies EVER!
Every year we bake a LOT of cookies and deliver them to neighbors in our subdivision. My friends and I used to walk or drive the golf cart with the kids as they rang doorbell after doorbell to spread a little holiday cheer. Now, the kids are older, but they still make their cookie deliveries. We schedule a day or two in the kitchen where my daughter actually heads up the baking process and her and her friends bake dozens of cookies. Since they do all the baking, my friends and I handle the packaging them up so that the kids can deliver them safely.
Now, given the sheer volume of cookies the kids make, I will admit that we do use some store-bought cookie mixes. But, we also do several batches of homemade cookies. From scratch. Like these White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.
Chocolate and peppermint is by far my favorite Christmas cookie combination. Last year we made Peppermint Chocolate Ganache Thumbprint Cookies and Frosted Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies so this year I wanted to create something even more chocolatey and even more pepperminty.
These cookies are soft, chewy and decadent. Meaning, they have to be served with a glass of cold milk. Making them the perfect cookie for Santa 😉
Milk is an important part of any diet, milk is not only good for you but it tastes great too.
Incorporating dairy products into your daily diet and recipes can enhance nutrition, vitamins, and minerals which are important for growing children and adults.
There are obvious ways to include dairy in meals. You can always serve a fresh, cold glass of milk at meal, snack time, or cookie time. There are also hundreds of smoothie recipes out there and by simply substituting milk for water you have increased the nutritional value. Instead of making instant hot chocolate with water, add some texture and taste with milk.
But milk isn’t the only nutritious dairy product. Cream cheese, butter, hard and soft cheeses, cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, eggs, and ice cream are all excellent choices. And they can all be enjoyed alone or in combination with other foods and in recipes. Baking with dairy products has been a tradition for decades.
And keeping up with those yummy baking traditions, my White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are loaded with dairy. From the white chocolate they are dipped in, or the butter and milk they are made with. These White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a must-try this holiday season.
White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Key Ingredients
Unsweetened cocoa powder
Vanilla and Peppermint extract
Melting white chocolate
The only ingredient I didn’t have in my pantry was the peppermint extract. I tend to buy it once a year, around this time, and use it throughout the season, so it was time to replenish.
Well, are you ready to get baking? I figured you may be 🙂 Here’s my White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies recipe. Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make them again and again.
White Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup salted butter softened
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp Florida milk - I used 2%
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 16 oz. melting white chocolate
- ½ cup approx crushed candy canes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper or by using cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until well combined.
- Mix in one egg at a time then blend in milk, vanilla extract and peppermint extract.
- With mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
- Scoop dough out by a rounded tablespoon and place on cookie sheets about 1-2 inches apart.
- Bake in preheated oven about 8 minutes (cookies should appear slightly under-baked). They will be soft and a little chewy.
- Let cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack or plate to cool.
- Once cookies are completely cool, melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl per package instructions.
- Dip half of each cookie in white chocolate or drizzle with white chocolate then transfer to parchment paper and sprinkle with peppermint bits. Chill to let chocolate set about 10 minutes or more.
- Enjoy with a cold glass of Florida milk.
- Store leftover cookies in an airtight container or, better yet, share them with friends and family!