Friday, November 18, 2016

White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Yum

Welcome to the Freaky Friday Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange! 17 bloggers got together and were secretly assigned another blog to select a Christmas cookie or treat from.  This was sooo much fun! We are all finding out the same time as you, who was assigned to each other, and to ourselves!  Be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the page, and find what recipes everyone else found for their new holiday treats! They are sure to be tasty and delicious!




I was so excited to get Lisa's Dinnertime Dish. Lisa lives in Minnesota, and reading her blog just takes me back home! Whether she is hunkering down for a cold winter, with some tasty dishes, or getting food ready for the cabin up north, Lisa has some good eats to share! 





While looking through Lisa's blog to see what I was going to make for Freaking Friday, I found her Peppermint Holiday Bark. I am definitely making this for Christmas! And you really need to check out The World's Easiest Fudge. It looks so decadent! I know this isn't a sweet or a treat, but you need to check out Lisa's Favorite Christmas Eve Dinner!





Ok, so what I did decide to make is White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies! Oh my gosh.. I have never made this cookie, and I love them! Due to my limited shopping, I did have to make a substitution in the recipe. Lisa uses crushed candy canes. I could not find a candy cane any where on a shelf here in rural Wisconsin, but I did find Peppermint Crunch Baking bits. I really liked these, since I think it took the peppermint flavor down just a notch, and I loved it!

These are definitely a cookie that you will want to add to your holiday baking, and to have waiting for Santa :)


White Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking power
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup Andes Peppermint crunch baking bits or crushed candy canes
8 ounces white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.   In small bowl, combine flour, baking power, baking soda, and salt.

In large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Add egg, beat to combine. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture mixing until ingredients completely combined. Add candy cane bits and white chocolate chips, stir by hand until evenly distributed.

Using small cookie scoop, drop dough onto cookie sheet three inches apart.  Bake for 8-9 minutes or just until turning golden. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.

Enjoy :)


46 comments:

  1. i can tell just by looking at these, the texture is perfect--chewy and toothsome! i love peppermint with white chocolate and i think this is a winning recipe, especially for christmas! there would be no cookies left for santa.

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  2. My husband is a huge fan of white chocolate...these would make him really happy. They look chewy and delicious.

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    1. They are packed with White Chocolate, so I am sure he would be thrilled with them :)

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  3. I love white chocolate and candy canes, can't wait to make these cookies! Also love that they are made from scratch, it's so easy! Pinning for later, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Santa (and ME) would love to see these waiting for them!! Perfect Christmas cookie!!

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    1. The problem is making sure there is some left for Santa :)

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  5. I tried making a recipe kind of like this one and it flopped! Now I'll have one that's a proven winner!

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    1. Approved by me and Lisa, you are sure to be pleased!

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  6. Yummy!! We love peppermint during the holidays. I usually make my homemade peppermint ice cream, this cookie would go great with it!

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  7. I always buy extra candy canes so I can make treats like this - can't wait to try them!!

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  8. This is my type of cookie; holiday or not! Love the flavor combo and they look picture-perfect for dunking! Great job with these!!

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  9. I am loving this one!! I adore that many flavor in a sweet cookie!

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  10. I'm baking and taking these! They're the perfect holiday cookie for my work.

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  11. How funny that got each other's blogs this time! I love that you made these cookies, Kris, they're a favorite in my house! Your photos make them look so festive, Santa would love them! ;)

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    1. I was so surprised that we had each other! To fun!!
      You definitely had a winning cookie recipe, Lisa!

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  12. Kris, these look PERFECT for the holidays, can't wait to make them!

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    1. They are definitely the perfect holiday cookie :)

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  13. These look amazing! I am ready for some Christmas cookies and a bit'o peppermint. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  14. I love peppermint at this time of year! These look great!

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  15. These are definitely a cookie my entire family would enjoy! Love the flavors!!!

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  16. These cookies are absolutely perfect for the holidays!! I really love white chocolate in baking and with those little chunks of candy cane too they just look wonderful!

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  17. These are making me sing Christmas carols in my head and start putting up the tree! I want a huge batch of these cookies in my stocking!

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  18. Santa isn't going to leave once he tastes these cookies! Peppermint and white chocolate are so good together!

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  19. Oh my, these cookies are so pretty! I love using those peppermint bits, I always use those instead of candy canes. I find they are much more mild than actual candy canes too, which I like. I guess I'll have to add this to the list of oh, 20 cookies that you've shared, ha ha. Oh, and funny story- I was getting ready to make those Cranberry Orange Cookies that you shared. I'd bought everything and I was ready to go. At least I thought I was. I'd bought an orange to make the cookies and when I was gathering the ingredients to make the cookies, I noticed the orange was gone. The hubby never eats fruit but he felt compelled to take that orange that morning. Argh! 😀

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    1. I am so sold on the peppermint bits for the same reason. I will probably have more peppermint treats this season since I have found these!
      Darn husbands! Don't they know to check with us before checking with us?! Lol...

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  20. I like those peppermint bits too...I used most of mine up making truffles though. I should probably find some more to have on hand. Your cookies are so festive...I really love the combo of white chocolate and peppermint bits!

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    1. I bet the bits are outstanding in truffles! I hope that recipe is on your blog... going to check for it now!

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  21. Yummy! These are so cute, I bet they are delish.

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  22. Hi Kris, these cookies look delicious, what a fun club to belong to.

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  23. What a pretty Christmas cookie! Wonderful!

    The Old Fat Guy

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    1. Thank you! I like when they look festive without a lot of fuss!

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