This is the best Christmas cookie recipe! White Chocolate Cookies (as I aptly named for the holidays White Christmas Cookies) are delicious sugar cookies with white chocolate chips and sugar crystals on top that are truly magical.

White Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect addition to any holiday dessert bar or cookie exchange. Easy to make with a handful of simple ingredients.

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but I don’t want to see an ounce of snow until then – unless it comes in the form of pretty little sugar crystals on the top of White Chocolate Cookies.

Sometimes you need something a little dreamy and these White Chocolate Chip Cookies will add a touch of joy and whimsy to the holiday season.

Love white chocolate? Don’t skip these incredible White Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs!

Ingredients and Substitutions

There’s nothing fancy needed to make these delicious holiday cookies!

  • Butter, vegetable oil, sugar, flour and powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract: Pure is preferable over imitation
  • Eggs: Free run / organic if possible
  • Salt, cream of tartar and baking soda
  • White chocolate chips and sugar crystals

How to Make White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Combine butter, oil, sugars & vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
  2. Add flour, salt, cream of tartar & baking soda until blended in.
  3. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  4. Refrigerate dough 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Roll dough into large golf ball sized balls or use an ice cream cookie scoop. {6/cookie sheet}
  7. Bake 4 minutes, top with crystal sugar sprinkles and return to oven for 4-5 minutes, watching as to not over bake.
  8. Allow to cool on cookie sheet.
Close up of Christmas cookies on a plate

White Sugar Cookies are Perfect For The Holidays

We all have an affinity for cookies in this house, but the girls’ favorite cookies are sugar cookies. They love my bakery sugar cookies, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies and sugar cookie cake, so I decided to take the best of both worlds and wrap it into beautiful, thick and delectable White Chocolate Cookies.

As soon as these white chocolate chip cookies came out of the oven, I had a crowd gathering! They really didn’t last for too long as everyone (including me!) grabbed them as soon as they were ready! They are perfect served with . glass of milk or dipped into hot chocolate while cosied up by the Christmas tree!

white chocolate cookies under christmas tree

How Long Do White Chocolate Chip Cookies Keep?

If you store these cookies correctly, they will last up to a week, so they are a great option for holiday food gifts, cookie exchanges and just planning ahead!

Once they have cooked to room temperature, place them in an airtight container with the layers separated by parchment. Keep them in a cool dark place, like a pantry or cupboard.

A plate of white chocolate chip cookies

Top Tips to Make White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Be sure to refrigerate the dough for an hour before baking.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to measure out the dough so that the cookies are equal in size.
  • The cookies bake quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on them
  • Allow the cookies to cool before enjoying them.
  • Use parchment paper for easy cleanup!

You can pin my White Chocolate Cookies aka White Christmas Cookies recipe here for later:

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Close up of the sugar on the cookies

You can find all of my Christmas cookie recipes here {have you seen my new recipe index?} So have yourself a white Christmas {cookie} and a beautiful day.

Looking for a fun activity with the family? Try Salt Dough Ornaments.

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White Chocolate Cookies

White Chocolate Cookies (as I aptly named for the holidays White Christmas Cookies) are delicious sugar cookies with white chocolate chips and sugar crystals on top that are truly magical. White Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect addition to any holiday dessert bar or cookie exchange.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 9 minutes
Refrigerate dough: 1 hour
Total: 19 minutes
Servings: 24
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Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Combine butter, oil, sugars & vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
  • Add flour, salt, cream of tartar & baking soda until blended in.
  • Fold in white chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate dough 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll dough into large golf ball sized balls or use an ice cream cookie scoop. {6/cookie sheet}
  • Bake 4 minutes, top with crystal sugar sprinkles and return to oven for 4-5 minutes, watching as to not over bake.
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet.

Julie’s Tips

  • Be sure to refrigerate the dough for an hour before baking.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to measure out the dough so that the cookies are equal in size.
  • The cookies bake quickly, so be sure to keep an eye on them
  • Allow the cookies to cool before enjoying them.
  • Use parchment paper for easy cleanup!
Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. I cannot find the recipe. I have used Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer. I am on a Mac, and cannot for the life of me find the recipe. It says ‘How to Make White Chocolate Cookies:’ and then there is an ad for Ameritrade on Firefox, one for Academy Sports on Chrome and I think Pottery Barn on IE. Help…I love white chocolate chips!! I have been on your website TONS of times to get recipes and this has never happened. 🙁 LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I also live in STL !!! 🙂 Thank you in advance for helping me…I so want to make these this weekend.

    1. Well hello, neighbor! I am SO sorry! It was a total glitch. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, it has been fixed.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that, Karly! I would check the expiration date on your baking powder. Were you still able to enjoy them? I hope you had a beautiful holiday season.