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White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

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White chocolate candy cane cookies are a simple but delicious holiday cookie! Today is the reveal day for the FIFTH annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! I was paired with three other food bloggers and mailed each a dozen cookies.

This buttery Candy Cane Cookie Recipe is perfect to kick off the holiday baking season.  

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies | A chewy, buttery cookie filled with white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

My inspiration for the white chocolate candy cane cookies recipe came from some festive dish towels, covered with minty candy swirls, that I found. I plan to tuck them in with the cookies for a fun addition to my packages. When I put together gift boxes, I have a tendency to color coordinate and I needed to develop a cookie with this mint theme!

So I added crushed candy canes to my favorite cookie dough and tossed in a few white chocolate chips for good measure. My taste testers gave this candy cane cookie recipe a thumbs up.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies | A chewy, buttery cookie filled with white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

Besides baking and mailing out my cookies to Lindsey of American Heritage Cooking, Kaitlin of I Can Cook That and Mindy of Cheater Chef, I received 3 boxes of cookies from fellow bloggers.

  • Sugar Hero sent me the most decadent Spicy Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Cinnamon Buttercream and Caramel. I’ve visited Elizabeth’s fabulous blog for years and was thrilled to get the chance to sample one of her gorgeous creations.
  • An Alli Event delivered some wonderful Toffee Butter Cookies. How did she know toffee is one of my favorite sweets?! Alli also kindly included the recipe so I didn’t have to wait till today!
  • And last, but not least, This Cookin’ Dad‘s box of cookies was a tasty mystery! I will pop by his blog today to see what exactly was in his buttery, citrus and herb-tinged almond cookies. They were delicious, Brian! (They were Lemon Basil Almond Sugar Cookies!)White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies | A chewy, buttery cookie filled with white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes

 

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen. Besides all the fabulous cookies arriving at bloggers’ doorsteps across the country, there’s a bonus to this holiday fun.

We are again partnering with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. A small donation from each of the participating bloggers adds up quickly!

I hope you’ll add the White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies recipe to your holiday baking list!

The aroma of these candy cane cookies baking in the oven will get you in the holiday spirit!

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies | A chewy, buttery cookie filled with white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes

A couple of things to help you create beautiful candy cane cookies:

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White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

A chewy buttery cookie filled with white chocolate chips and candy cane pieces for a wonderful holiday treat!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, at room temperature (I used Land O Lakes)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (I used Dixie Crystals)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊ. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In your mixer, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix till combined.
  4. Gently stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture; mix until thoroughly combined.
  5. Stir in the chopped white chocolate and crushed candy canes.
  6. Spoon out generous tablespoons of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, leaving 2-inches between cookies. I love to use my OXO cookie scoop.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are light brown. Slightly under-baking makes for a chewy cookie.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool for a couple minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 92mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
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25 comments on “White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies”

  1. Liz, you have some really awesome cookie recipes here. These with white chocolate and candy can look not only beautiful, festive, also very delicious and moreish.

  2. Your cookies sound great! I am soooo into candy canes this year:@)

  3. I love the white chocolate and mint combination! Especially when they’re both in a delicious cookie. πŸ™‚

  4. What a beautiful way to kick off the festive season and raise money for such a worthwhile cause. These cookies look so delicious and I really love that you inspiration came from a dish towel. A fantastic idea to send one with each parcel of cookies. Fellow bloggers then have something to remind them of these cookies in future years. Sammie.

  5. These cookies were SO good!! I might have to add these to my cookie rotation. Thank you for sending such tasty cookies my way!

  6. What a fun cookie swap and a great cause too! Your cookies look delicious as always and the crushed candy cane make them look so festive!

  7. Love candy canes! And love using them as an ingredient. This recipe really is inspired — so good looking! Thanks!

  8. Oh I don’t know why I haven’t bought candy canes! These cookies look lovely and must taste the same πŸ™‚

  9. These sound delish and so festive. I love these virtual cookie swaps and Lindsay Food Blogger Swap. It’s a great way to meet new people and try cookies from other bloggers.

    Looking at your cookies below I also love those Snowflake Peppermint Bark cookies but I don’t think the recipe is all there.

  10. Your cookie recipes are always on point.

  11. I love white chocolate with peppermint, gorgeous cookies!

  12. These cookies scream Christmas I love the candy canes in them.

  13. I wish I was paired with you!! I would have loved to get some of these in my mailbox πŸ˜€

  14. I believe I have found the additional cookie recipe I was looking for. Thank you kindly ma’am!

  15. These cookies were absolutely FANTASTIC! They were so soft and chewy and the amount of peppermint was perfect. The pastry chef where I work saw my picture on IG and asked me for the recipe. I told her she would have to wait until the 16th! I texted her the link yesterday and she made them as part of her holiday cookie special at American Cut! I cannot rave about these cookies enough!

  16. Your list of ingredients calls for 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar, but I can’t see in the directions when to put in the white sugar. Is it when you cream the rown sugar and butter?

  17. Hi,
    Aren’t chewy White Chocolate Chip cookies treats only the best? Presented with a glass of frosty drain and you could without much of a stretch get yourself not halting at stand out treat.

  18. I can’t wait to try this recipe. May I ask which OXO cookie scoop you use? These cookies look so yummy.

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