White Chocolate, Peppermint, Pistachio Jumbles

Before adding the chocolate, nuts and cranberries to yesterday’s jumble dough, I put away half of the dough to save for an experiment. The experiment, which I tested this morning and which tasted good, was adding Roxanne Chan’s combination of pistachios, peppermints and white chocolate chips. The result was a crunchy colorful cookie that tasted surprisingly like non-chocolate Girl Scout Thin Mints.

The candy canes were green, red and white. They melt into the cookie, then they cool off and add more crunch. I’m not sure which brand candy cane I used, but I do recommend using the multi colored ones because of the way they melt.

peppermint cookies

White Chocolate, Peppermint, Pistachio Jumbles

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies) 2 cups white chips ( use more or less if you feel like it)
2/3 cup roasted pistachio kernels, chopped (mine were lightly salted)
5 or 6 red, green & white candy canes, unwrapped and crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
Cream butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat for about 30 seconds. Stir in the flour mixture; stir in the cereal, white chips, pistachios and crushed candy canes.
Drop by well-rounded teaspoonfuls on a lightly greased baking sheet; bake until golden, about 11-12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Cookies will crisp as they cool.

About 4 dozen

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Comments

  1. Sue says

    These sound really interesting! I think I need to bake in smaller batches, so I can bake more often. The added bonus to baking more often, is my family members wouldn’t get as upset when I give the stuff away. Although it seems like everything of yours that I bake, gets a, “You can’t give these away”, reaction.

    I’ve gained a few pounds since I found your blog.

  2. Sue says

    Hi Anna!

    I was at a smaller grocery store yesterday and hoped to pick up the ingredients to make these cookies. I wasn’t successful. They didn’t have any red and green candy canes, which wouldn’t have stopped me, but what did stop me was the pistachios. Are they only available in the shells? I looked in the snack section where they have nuts, the baking section, and the produce section. They all had shells! I’m way too lazy, and there are way too many things to bake and do to take the time to shell pistachios! :-) If I look at a bigger grocery store am I likely to find them shelled?

    They did have the family circle magazine with your prize winning recipe!! Once again, congratulations!

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