Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors. I enjoy eating it year-round but it seems more socially acceptable to only bake up pepperminty flavored treats during the wintertime. These cookies are the first thing I baked when we moved into our new apartment a couple weeks ago.

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Moving during the holiday baking season was rough for me. Not only did I miss out on all the delicious baking that I usually do around the holidays, I also didn’t get to decorate our house. We did get a tree on the 21st which we decorated, but doing this so late in the season really put a damper on my mood.

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I had started to think about what I would bake first in our apartment, my mind instantly went to cookies. I have been on a major cookie kick recently. I figured they’d be great since I was out of work for a few weeks and wouldn’t have anywhere to take my baked goods. So I baked these cookies up and threw them in the freezer. Some of them got taken to friends houses over the holidays and I still have a few left in my freezer.

Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I used my favorite browned butter chocolate chip cookie recipe but just subbed in white chocolate chips and crushed up candy canes. I learned a tip from a friend about unwrapping candy canes. You know how the plastic gets all staticky and you can’t get it off your hands? If you freeze your candy canes, the static goes away and the wrappers come off easily!

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Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen large cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup crushed candy canes (~24 candy canes)
sea salting, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:

Melt the butter in a saucepan until brown and set it aside to cool.

Cream the butter, cream cheese and both sugars together with an electric mixer until smooth.

Add the eggs and beat until combined.

Turn the mixer on low and mix in the flour, salt and baking soda until just combined.

Add the chocolate chips and candy cane pieces and mix until just incorporated.

Cover the dough and refrigerate until chilled, several hours or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a few trays with baking paper.

Roll 1/4 cup size balls of dough and place them on the trays. Flatten slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

Recipe adapted from Beantown Baker

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9 Responses to “Superbowl Cupcakes! Go Colts! Go Saints!”

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    Elina — February 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    LOVE the decorated cupcakes! What recipe did you use? They look delicious. 🙂
    It was nice meeting you yesterday. Your m&m cookies were yummy as well.

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    Jen — February 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks Elina! I used this recipe for Irish Car Bomb cupcakes from Smitten Kitchen. I’ll do a full post with the recipe and details later.

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    Christina — February 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Super cute!! They look delicious too. 🙂

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    Pamela — February 8, 2010 at 1:40 am

    Thanks for the inspiration; I had seen the general idea elsewhere but never thought about doing it for sports logos for some reason. I made a few cupcake toppers this afternoon that I’ll be posting soon. (peasandcues.wordpress.com) Great idea!!

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    Jessica LeAnne — February 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I love this! Im going to try to make some candy toppers for my cupcakes now.

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    nutmegnanny — February 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    They are so adorable! I don’t know why I do not do cupcakes more often. They are a such a crowd pleaser 🙂

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    Joy — February 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I actually prefer the yellow sprinkles to the idea of yellow/gold frosting. It makes them look SO CHIC

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    Michelle Rago — February 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I don’t know if the frosting or actually cupcake was my favorite part, so good I had to bring one to work with me on Monday.

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