White chocolate chip cookies with a flair of peppermint make a fun and easy holiday treat, perfect for entertaining, gifts, or a chilly December evening in with the family.
Last week was not a great week for us and our cars. My husband’s car battery died and my brakes went out. And to top it off, I permanently lost my keys.
So on Friday I baked us a batch of holiday cookies just for fun, to celebrate the end of a frustrating week. If only I’d known our car troubles weren’t over yet.
Friday night my husband and I had a much needed date night planned in Park City. We had a babysitter, I curled my hair, and I was so giddy about getting out just the two of us. Only, we had a tire blowout on the freeway mountain pass on our way up. My husband was amazing, and changed the tire in the dark, with sub-freezing temperatures, and without a proper coat, letting me huddle for warmth in the car.
We were frazzled, but date night wasn’t ruined, thankfully. And though we were late, we still enjoyed some seriously amazing food at Burgers & Bourbon, Montage Deer Valley’s latest dining endeavour. But our cars? Ugh. I hate them.
We went home and I polished off the rest of these cookies, grateful for the impulse I had to bake them earlier. And I felt better.
For these cookies, I found inspiration from a few other bloggers. Jenna at Eat, Live, Run posted a peppermint and white chocolate cookie that I couldn’t stop thinking about, and I’ve had my eye on a cream cheese chocolate chip cookie recipe from Kelly of Just a Taste for months now. And so I combined the two ideas with my favorite cookie recipe. I should note that Jenna’s recipe also includes cream cheese, but I didn’t even realize it until just now. Great minds must think alike!
These cookies are perfect in every way— they’re crisp on the edges and soft in the middle, and have a holiday touch without being too in-your-face about it. I’ve already enjoyed a few batches, and I think there’s still time in December for a few more!