White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies-these cookies are loaded with pretzels, white chocolate chips, and chopped up candy canes. You will love the sweet and salty combo, such a fun Christmas cookie!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies

White chocolate peppermint pretzels are one of my favorite Christmas treats. You can buy them at the grocery store but we like to make them at home because they are so easy, you only need three ingredients.

The other day we were making white chocolate peppermint pretzels for our friends and a lightbulb went on! I had the idea to make White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel COOKIES! I got out the butter and started baking! The result? A FUN and DELICIOUS cookie! Caleb and Maxwell voted these their new favorite Christmas cookie! They loved them!

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookie Recipe

You need the basic ingredients to make these cookies (flour, butter, sugar, eggs, etc.) until you get to the fun mix-ins. That is when the FUN begins! You will need:

  • Pretzels-I buy mini pretzels and chop them up with a sharp knife.
  • Candy canes-chop up peppermint candy canes! I like to put them in a Ziploc bag and smash them with a rolling pin. Works like a charm. It’s ok to have a few bigger pieces. You don’t want to crush them into candy cane dust. You can also crush up peppermints.
  • White chocolate chips-I like to use Guittard, they are my favorite! You can also use white chocolate chunks.
White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Christmas Cookies

Tips for Making White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies

  • I like to line my baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats before I get started.
  • Use unsalted butter that is at room temperature. Make sure your butter isn’t too soft or melted, if is is, your cookies will spread.
  • Cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
  • Use pure vanilla extract.
  • When you add the dry ingredients, mix until just combined. Don’t over mix the cookie dough.
  • Use a spatula to stir in the chopped pretzels, candy cane pieces, and white chocolate chips.
  • You don’t have to chill the dough, but you certainly can. Chill for up to 72 hours in the fridge.
  • Don’t over bake the cookies. Bake until the edges are golden brown but the center of the cookies are still soft. The cookies will finish baking as they cool on the baking sheets.

Storing Cookies

The cookies will keep in an airtight container on the counter for up to four days. You can also freeze the cookies for up to 2 months. When the cookies are completely cool, put them in a freezer container or bag and freeze. Label and date so you know what they are. Defrost and serve or you can eat a cookie right from the freezer, my favorite:)

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White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Cookies-these cookies are loaded with pretzels, white chocolate chips, and chopped up candy canes. You will love the sweet and salty combo, such a fun Christmas cookie!
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  • Using a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars together for about 1 minute. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Don’t over mix.
  • Stir in the white chocolate chips, pretzels, and peppermint.
  • Form the cookie dough into balls, about 2 tablespoons of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle the cookies with sea salt. If you want to make the cookies extra pretty you can gently press white chocolate chips, pretzel pieces, and peppermint pieces on top of the cookies.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.


The cookies will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days. You can also freeze the cookies for up to 2 months.


Calories: 207kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 198mg, Potassium: 69mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 188IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg
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  1. Saw the picture of the pretzels on a cookie with peppermints and had to click…lol. Looks so strange together but definitely trying this recipe. Great holiday xmas cookie recipes.

  2. Holy cow – these are the best cookies EVER!!! Discovered them last year, and now have a batch in the oven. Hard to share, actually…but I want all my friends to know about them!!

    1. The pieces are small so they aren’t annoyingly hard or crunchy, but there is a slight crunch due to the pieces and the pretzels. I hope that helps:)

  3. We found that when we made the cookies the dough was very crumbly and a little chewy. We are wondering if the butter was still slightly too cold?

  4. 5 stars
    I just finished baking these today and everyone in my house can’t stop talking about how delicious they are. These are simply AMAZING! Thank you for sharing the recipe- Yum! Can’t wait to take some to my family Christmas next weekend.

  5. Can these or any of your other cookie recipes be made into bars. Need large size, individual bars, to package for an organization. Thank you for your reply.

    1. I haven’t tried them all as bars, but most should be ok. Adjust the baking time.

  6. 5 stars
    These cookies are amazing. I made them vegan by subbing vegan butter, dark/semisweet chocolate chips, and flax eggs, and everything came out perfectly. The combination of different flavors and textures in this recipe makes them incredible!