(Countdown to Christmas Cookies Series)
I was thrilled to participate in the 1st Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap (#fbcookieswap) hosted by Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil and Julie from the Little Kitchen.
The concept is to bake three dozen cookies and send a dozen out to each food blogger you were matched with. In return, you receive one dozen cookies from three different food bloggers. The fun part is you don’t know who you are getting cookies from until they arrive at your door. It was so nice to come home and have a package of cookies waiting at the door and to open the package to see whom they are from.
I received AMAZING cookies from three fantastic sites.
I was hoping to save some of these delicious cookies for Christmas but they were so delicious we have already enjoyed them all. It was such a pleasure to connect with these fantastic sites thanks to the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.
Next was my big decision of what cookie I wanted to bake. Of course, I had a difficult time deciding but I settled on making a cookie combining some of my favorite ingredients, white chocolate chips and peppermint, which is my favorite during the holidays.
I shared my cookies with three lovely sites.
Each of them received White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peppermint Glaze. The perfect combination of white chocolate and a hint of peppermint. Simple and delicious. A great addition to your holiday cookie buffet.
White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Peppermint Glaze
Makes 5 dozen
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
12oz white chocolate chip morsels
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons water
¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
Crushed peppermint candies for garnishing (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sift flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
Using an electric mixer in a large bowl blend butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and vanilla extract until combined. Stir in flour mixture followed by white chocolate chips.
Drop tablespoon size balls on to baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are lightly brown. Cool on wire rack.
In a small bowl combine confectioners sugar, water and peppermint extract, stir until blended. Drizzle over cookies. Garnish with crushed peppermint candies before icing dries.
Are you interested in participating in next year’s cookie swap? To sign up for notifications click HERE.