Today’s Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe is a holiday dessert dream come true! It’s hard to believe another year is coming to an end and the holidays are here! There’s no better way to enjoy them than with our homemade sugar cookie bars! I love cookie bar recipes because they’re quick and easy to make plus they require just one baking time! Today’s cookie bar recipe is made with a white chocolate sugar cookie base and finished off with a lovely white chocolate ganache. We like to add some peppermint sprinkles for a festive holiday touch!
Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
It seems like people either love or hate peppermint– passionately! There doesn’t really seem to be an in between when it comes to it… I’m on the side that likes it. Especially at this time of year I love peppermint hot chocolate, coffee creamer, and on Christmas morning even a candy cane!
Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars are pretty simple to adapt for those non-peppermint people in your life… just leave the peppermint sprinkles off half the bars and everybody’s happy! Win-win 🙂
Enjoy today’s Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe & a few more holiday dessert recipes too!
- Holiday Cadbury Chip Cookies
- Gingerbread Cake with White Chocolate Ganache
- Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake
- Cranberry Apple Hand Pies
- Pear Upside-Down Bundt Cake Recipe
- Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Pastries
- Nutella Pastry Stars
- Cinnamon Roll Kabobs
Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe & a few helpful tips for baking at higher elevations:
- If you live 3,000 feet above sea level or more it is considered high elevation and may take longer to cook/bake.
- Adjustments are needed for 5000+ feet and above:
- Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.
- Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 2 tablespoons.
- Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons.
- Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.
- Check if it is done a little early.
- This takes some trial and error to get it right for you.
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- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4 oz neufatchel cream cheese
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- White Chocolate Ganache:
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Pearl or white sprinkles to garnish
- Preheat oven 350 degrees.
- Coat 18x13 cookie sheet pan with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt; whisk to combine.
- In a separate mixing bowl cream butter and cream cheese.
- Add sugar and cream 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add egg and mix well and scrape bowl.
- Add milk; mix.
- Add dry ingredients all at once and mix until 80% incorporated.
- Add white chocolate chips and mix just until combined.
- Spread evenly into prepared pan.
- Bake 20-22 minutes until edges are very lightly browned (do not over cook).
- Cool on cooling rack.
- Once cooled make ganache.
- White Chocolate Ganache:
- Place white chocolate chips in a mixing bowl.
- Bring cream to simmer and pour over white chocolate chips.
- Let sit and melt for 10 minutes, stir until smooth and spread evenly over cooled bars.
- Garnish with crushed peppermint .
- Cut into bars and Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g
Enjoy our Peppermint White Chocolate Sugar Cookie Bars during the holidays with your family and friends!
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