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White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookies

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This is my mom’s recipe, she made these a lot with her Christmas cookie plates that she always gave our neighbors.  A thick cutout sugar cookie, frosted with white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes.  You can cute these into shapes, or, like my mom always did, make them in a big square and cut them into bars.  Either way, they are delicious!


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 1/8 cups white sugar
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 bag of white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of crushed candy canes


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peppermint, and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 inch thick and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on to the prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Heat white chocolate in a double broiler.  Spread over cookies, and top with crushed candy canes.

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