White Chocolate Candy Cookies


These are some decadently creamy little white chocolate and candy drop cookies that are special enough for the holidays and different enough to be interesting. I’m always trying to keep my candy jar full this time of year and I get bored with the usual suspects. I had some hard candy nobody was eating, and some white chocolate chips I didn’t seem to be using, and I knew it had to mean something.

Along with special and different, by the way, these are also easy cookies, and in the midst of everything there is to do at this time of year, we can all use an easy cookie that just happens to be delicious at the same time.

Printer-Friendly Printer-Friendly
How to make White Chocolate Candy Cookies:

8 ounces white chocolate chips*
1 tablespoon shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup hard candy, crushed

*Use white chocolate with cocoa butter.

Melt half of the white chocolate chips with a tablespoon of shortening in a small pan; set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add vanilla and eggs; mix again.

Mix in melted white chocolate. Add baking powder, salt, and as much flour as you can with the electric mixer then stir the rest in with a spoon. Stir in the other half of the white chocolate chips and the crushed hard candy.

I used assorted fruit-flavor hard candies for the different colors and tastes. I crushed the candies with my little flower hammer inside a plastic baggie on a cutting board. (You could also use peppermints or candy canes.)

Take out any pieces that are too big and eat them.


Drop by spoonfuls on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 375-degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Call Santa.

Makes 3-4 dozen, depending on size of cookies.

See this recipe at Farm Bell Recipes and save it to your recipe box.

See All My Recipes
Printer-Friendly Printer-Friendly

Comments Leave a Comment
Share: |    Subscribe to my feed Subscribe
Posted by Suzanne McMinn on December 18, 2010  

More posts you might enjoy:

Sign up for the Chickens in the Road Newsletter


10 Responses | RSS feed for comments on this post

  1. 12-18

    Suzanne does the hard candy melt or are they little hard bits in cookie? They look yummy!!!!!!!!!

  2. 12-18

    Linda, they melt, so you just have the bits of flavor, not the hardness.

  3. 12-18

    Look delicious…I usually have hard candy left to throw out…now I know what to do with it. Thanks! :shimmy:

  4. 12-18

    You are a very daring cook and have the soul of a chef!

    I would never attempt something like that without a recipe in front of me…..now I have one.

    They sound delicious.

  5. 12-18

    I must say, when I saw your website for the time this am, I was so excited. So refreshing to find back to basics. Away from the hipe that this time of the year can bring. I will be making the casserole for Christmas morning. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. Can’t wait to rec your news letters.
    All the best,
    Lisa Turturici, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

  6. 12-18

    I *love* white chocolate and am saving this recipe. Thank you!!

  7. 12-19

    And i just used up the white choc chips I had, guess i’ll be stopping for more tomorrow. These look so yummy.

  8. 12-20

    I like your hammer!

    Sounds good, luv the pictures.

  9. 12-22

    I wonder if you coud use candied fruit.

  10. 1-21

    I made these not too long ago and they are very good , I had to set some back and put them in my freezer so I wouldn’t eat them all LOL. :hungry:

Leave a Reply

Registration is required to leave a comment on this site. You may register here. (You can use this same username on the forum as well.) Already registered? Login here.

Discussion is encouraged, and differing opinions are welcome. However, please don't say anything your grandmother would be ashamed to read. If you see an objectionable comment, you may flag it for moderation. If you write an objectionable comment, be aware that it may be flagged--and deleted. I'm glad you're here. Welcome to our community!

Daily Farm

If you would like to help support the overhead costs of this website, you may donate. Thank you!

Sign up for the
Chickens in the Road Newsletter

The Slanted Little House

"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....

Today on Chickens in the Road

Join the Community in the Forum

Search This Blog


October 2020

Out My Window

I Love Your Comments

I Have a Cow

And she's ornery. Read my barnyard stories!

Entire Contents © Copyright 2004-2020 Chickens in the Road, Inc.
Text and photographs may not be published, broadcast, redistributed or aggregated without express permission. Thank you.

Privacy Policy, Disclosure, Disclaimer, and Terms of Use