White Chocolate Candy Cane Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Soft sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and peppermint bits.

Soft sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and peppermint bits.


Haha, what a pitiful 12 Days of Christmas Cookies it’s been over here on Something Swanky this year!

So far we’ve had…

  1. Amish Sugar Cookies

And that’s pretty much it.

But what a fabulous recipe that one, lonesome sugar cookie recipe was, if I do say so myself. And, let’s be honest, it’s not like there’s a real shortage of cookie recipes around here!

Soft sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and peppermint bits.

In fact, how about a quick Best Of Christmas Cookies throwback? YES! If I had to pick the top 12 cookies on my site to recommend for your holiday cookie plates, I’d have to go with…

  1. Christmas Crack
  2. Grandma’s Monster Cookies (I’m making a big batch of these today!!)
  3. Thick and Chewy Snickerdoodles
  4. Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars
  5. Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  6. Red Velvet Hugs & Kisses Blossoms
  7. Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
  8. Classic Gingerbread Men Cookies
  9. Gingerbread Blossoms
  10. M&M Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  11. M&M Brownie Cookies
  12. Candy Cane Kiss Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

And I could really go on and on and on still. I didn’t even get to any of my favorite chocolate chip cookies! But there are really too many to choose from in that category. You’ll just have to promise me you’ll browse those yourself later.

These Amish Sugar Cookies are by far the BEST sugar cookies I've ever eaten! Soft and pillowy perfect cookies.

Anyway. Sorry for being so lame this year and not getting 12 new recipes up. But this Christmas is all about survival! I think I’ve mentioned before that I seriously underestimated the energy it would take to move and settle in during the holidays.

Can confess something?

I’ve taken Lofthouse Sugar Cookies to nearly every Christmas function this year. And I don’t mean my copycat recipe. I mean the ones from Target. Yuuuuuuup.

This year, that’s me. I feel like I need to carry a sign, “Yes, I’m the lady with the dessert blog. No, I didn’t make anything. Yes, those are my storebought cookies.”

Soft sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and peppermint bits.

Next year, it’s going to be amazing. I pinky promise.

And to tide you over, how about one more new cookie recipe? If you like peppermint and white chocolate and the softest sugar cookies on the planet, this recipe is for YOU.

White Chocolate Candy Cane Sugar Cookies Recipe

White Chocolate Candy Cane Sugar Cookies Recipe

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A delightful holiday treat that combines the sweetness of white chocolate with the minty crunch of candy canes. Perfect for a holiday party or as a homemade gift, these cookies are sure to spread some holiday cheer.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter and both sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Reduce the speed to low, add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat for about 1 minute until well mixed.
  5. Add the flour mixture gradually and mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in the white chocolate chips and half of the crushed candy canes.
  7. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining crushed candy canes over the tops of the cookies, gently pressing them in to adhere.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are light golden brown.
  10. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.


Make sure the butter is at room temperature for easier mixing. You can crush the candy canes by placing them in a zip-top bag and using a rolling pin or the flat side of a meat mallet. Be careful not to over-bake the cookies as they can become too crispy. They will continue to cook slightly as they cool on the baking sheet.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 25gNet Carbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 3g
Soft sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate and peppermint bits.

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