a photo of a stack of four sugar cookies with white frosting and red and green sprinkles with a bite out of the top cookie

White Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Royal Icing

Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 48 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours
Servings: 36
We love a classic Christmas cookie, but lately we've been enjoying new versions of old favorites. We have taken your traditional sugar cookie and transformed them into something magical - White Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Royal Icing!


  • 1- 4 Ounce Bar White Chocolate
  • 2 3/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter Room Temp
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Sprinkles for decorating

Peppermint Royal Icing

  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Corn Syrup
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Room Temp Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract


  • Chop the white chocolate bar into chunks.
  • Place the white chocolate in a small bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals for 2 minutes or until melted.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3-4 minutes.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Mix again.
  • Pour the melted and slightly cooled white chocolate and mix
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt mixture and mix a final time until the dough just comes together.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap on the counter and put half of the dough on it. Cover the entire ball of dough and gently pat into a disk.
  • Repeat with remaining dough and place in the fridge for 1 hour or up to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unwrap the dough and sprinkle a little powdered sugar on the counter to avoid sticking.
  • Using a rolling pin dusted with powdered sugar, roll the dough out to 1/2" thick.
  • Using cookie cutters, cut the dough and place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove from the oven, repeating with remaining dough.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the icing.

Royal Icing

  • In a bowl, add the powdered sugar, corn syrup, peppermint and water. Mix together until smooth, shiny and when you lift the spoon a ribbon of icing stays on the top of the icing before finally melting back in.
  • Frost cookies using a piping bag and small tip.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Royal Icing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.