White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

These White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies are dreamy to say the least! I made a white version a few years ago and wanted to share a chocolate version also, and finally here there are!

White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies with Festive Peppermint Flavor

After 3 batches of these I finally found the perfect ratio of ingredients with a rich chocolate flavor, just enough peppermint, and a deliciously chewy texture.

I started out with a recipe that I found on Food Network then changed it until they were perfect for my taste. I reduced the butter by 1/4 cup because several people were saying in the comments that their cookies just spread into one – which is likely due to a bit too much butter.


White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

With the first batch I used Dutch processed cocoa like the recipe calls for but my cookies came out super thin so I switched to regular cocoa powder.

I also found that 3/4 cup cocoa wasn’t enough chocolate flavor so I upped it by 1/4 cup then cut back on the flour.

Now they’ve got well pronounced chocolate flavor which pairs well with the white chocolate coating. Here I also replaced some of the granulated sugar with brown for a chewier cookie.

And last but not least I wanted a white chocolate dipped peppermint cookie so I replaced 1 tsp of the vanilla with peppermint extract, and finished them off with a generous dose of white chocolate (think cookies and cream), then sprinkled them with some pretty peppermint bits.

These are Christmas + chocolate perfection! Another must-try cookie to add to the holiday baking list!

White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients Needed for These Cookies

  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar and brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract and peppermint extract
  • White chocolate
  • Peppermint bits

Scroll below for full printable recipe.

How to Make Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a stand mixer cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time then blend in vanilla extract and peppermint extract.
  • Add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Scoop dough out by a rounded tablespoon and shape into balls.
  • Space on cookies sheets 2-inches apart. Flatten cookies slightly.
  • Bake one sheet at a time in preheated oven about 8 minutes.
  • Let cool cookies cool.
  • Melt white chocolate.
  • Dip cooled cookies in white chocolate and sprinkle with peppermint bits. Chill to set.

White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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