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Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are full of holiday sweetness. These cookies mix together oats with white chocolate chips, peppermint M&Ms and crushed candy cane along with peppermint extract. Santa is going to love these cookies!

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies on Wire Rack

OATMEAL WHITE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES

Santa loves a good Christmas cookie, right? Well I can guarantee you these Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are going to be a hit with him this year. 

One of my favorite things about these cookies is the candy that is baked inside these beauties.

You are going to get three different types of candy mixed into these oatmeal cookies. Yup.

You heard that right! White chocolate chips, peppermint M & Ms and crushed candy cane create the perfect balance of chocolate and peppermint flavor. This recipe also adds in peppermint extract to give them that extra cool, peppermint flavor we all love so much this time of year. 

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Above

The Ohio Poultry Association and I are partnering today to celebrate the holidays and bring more delicious cookie recipes in your home.

You might remember last year when I shared these mouthwatering Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies and these White Chocolate Toasted Coconut Cookies with you. Those were also a big hit in my house and make the rotation at the holidays. 

Both of these cookies use three eggs in the recipe.

Did you know that when you add eggs into cookies they help create that chewier cookie that we all love? Eggs are one of the most important, indispensable ingredients in baking during the holidays, and all year long! They add moisture, color, flavor, and nutritional value to recipes.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies for Christmas

They are also a holiday staple: in fact, more eggs are consumed during the winter holiday season than any other time of the year, including Easter. Start your holiday mornings with eggs!

They are all-natural and contain high-quality protein to keep you fuller longer and energized all day long. One of my favorite ways to incorporate eggs into our Christmas morning is making this Overnight Coconut Cranberry French Toast Bake.

Did you know One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals in varying amounts, high-quality protein, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for 70 calories? Eggs are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of vitamin D.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Red and White

One thing I love about living in Ohio is how many farmers we have in our state.

There’s a good chance the eggs you’re using are from an Ohio egg farm! Ohio is one of the largest egg farming state in the nation, producing more than 9 billion eggs a year.  The holiday season is a busy time for Ohio’s egg farmers! 

Meet the Lochtefeld family, egg farmers from Mercer County, Ohio, and take a virtual tour of their egg farm. 

 

HOLIDAY BREAKFAST TIPS FROM EGG FARMERS:

  • Sleep in on Christmas morning! Make a breakfast casserole the night before. Pop it in the oven when you wake up for a warm and hearty breakfast! Try this Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Casserole
  • When making a baked egg dish, pour the egg mixture on top of the layer of meats, breads, cheeses and vegetables. This helps the egg mixture soak into the ingredients and ensures the dish is moist and delicious.   
  • Cut down on holiday stress by making a breakfast casserole days, or even weeks, ahead of time. Freeze it before or after baking it. Just make sure to eat the casserole within 3 months!

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies On a Tray

HOLIDAY BAKING TIPS FROM EGG FARMERS:

  • Use large eggs in holiday baking! Using a different size egg, without making an adjustment, will affect texture, flavor and consistency. If you don’t have large eggs, use this conversion chart to see how to substitute different sizes. 
  • If your recipe calls for multiple eggs, add one egg at a time. This will help prevent a lumpy batter and will allow it to mix evenly.
  • Use an inexpensive egg separator or a funnel to separate eggs, rather than passing the egg yolk back and forth from the shells or your hands, to avoid contamination when a recipe calls for only egg whites or yolks.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Yield: 32

Oatmeal White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are full of holiday sweetness. These cookies mix together oats with white chocolate chips, peppermint M&Ms and crushed candy cane along with peppermint extract. Santa is going to love these cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate White Chocolate Peppermint M & M’s {or whatever M&Ms you would like}
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 candy cane, crushed {I put it in a plastic bag and used a kitchen mallet to break it up}

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl stir together the baking soda, salt and flour and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract, continue to beat well until everything is mixed together.
  4. Add the flour mixture until combined. Add the oats on low and mix together.
  5. Add the M & Ms, chocolate chips and candy cane pieces and gently stir together.
  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a nonstick cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes (11 for me) or until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool. Store in airtight container.

Notes

Feel free to mix up the candy as you like. I really enjoyed the white chocolate peppermint M & Ms but they also make a wide variety of holiday M & Ms.

Today’s post is sponsored by Ohio Poultry Assocation for sponsoring today’s recipe.  As always opinions are 100% my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to create quality content and recipes. 

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