White Chipper Chocolate Cookies

The other Sunday my husband was headed off to an evening meeting with the scouts at church and Jackson, my 8-year old, desperately wanted to make some cookies dad could take with him. How could I argue with that? Except I was running around the kitchen trying to get dinner on the table and there was a baby that needed feeding and just then my five-year old with very low coping skills accidentally ran headfirst into the counter and the remaining charges were practicing half-nelsons in the living room and the general chaos of home made me declare, somewhat unfeelingly, that if Jackson really wanted to make cookies for dad, he would have to figure it out on his own. It just wasn’t a huge priority for me at that moment (sorry, Brian, good thing you have a caring child to look after you!).

And figure it out he did! A quick google search and he came up with these beauties and no kidding, he made them all by himself just in time to send a plateful with his very happy dad. They were such a hit with the scouts and adults at the meeting that Jackson actually got several phone calls later that night with rave reviews about the cookies. The kid was beaming. And rightly so. (Brian later reported that no one at the meeting believed him that Jackson had made the cookies all by himself so Brian had to whip out the ol’ double-duty-triple-action-Scout-oath-swear-thingy so they knew he was serious. They should have remembered that boy scouts are always honest. Jeez.)

Here’s the great thing about these cookies – first, they are adaptable. Sub peanut butter chips for the white chocolate or make them ultra decadent and use semisweet chocolate chips. Second, they are really straightforward and easy to make. No crazy, high-tech cookie secrets here. And third, they are tastefully simple yet elegant and pretty enough for any cookie exchange or holiday tray. So yeah, my 8-year old made them by himself, but that doesn’t mean these should be relegated to ‘kid only’ cookies. They are awesome for everyone anytime of the year!

See all of this year’s Sugar Rush treats HERE.

White Chipper Chocolate Cookies

White Chipper Chocolate Cookies

Yield: Makes 2-3 dozen cookies

White Chipper Chocolate Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7 ounces white chocolate, chopped (or use 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in white chocolate. Drop by well-rounded tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
  2. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes until the edges are set but centers are still soft. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Recipe Source: adapted from this recipe

31 Responses to White Chipper Chocolate Cookies

  1. Jenn says:

    This recipe is so good it should be illegal! I’ve made it several times and took second place in a cookie bake-off with it (should have been first!). I usually use Ghirardelli cocoa powder… tried Scharffen Berger once and it was not great. They’re just the perfect chocolate cookie for grown-ups and kids alike. Thanks for introducing these into my life!

  2. jewels says:

    making these cookies now and wow!!!!! they are the best. nice big fluffy delish cookies. and my house smells great.

  3. Barbara says:

    I just made these with all white whole wheat flour and mint chocolate swirl chips. They are yummy! Just an FYI, I almost always use all whole wheat in everything. Pizza crust and french bread are my big exceptions; in them I use bout 1/2 to 1/3 whole wheat, and the rest white. Oh, and your perfected yellow cake (which is perfect!!!); that I use all white cake flour.

  4. […] for Santa, so I did the logical next step by going to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. There I found her White Chipper Chocolate Cookies. Perfect! We made a batch on Christmas Eve and we all loved them, as I’m sure Santa did as […]

  5. My youngest decided we needed to leave chocolate cookies for Santa this year, and we wanted a different recipe than the one we always use. Your blog was the first place I searched — knowing your recipes always turn out so great — and we found this one. Just made them and they’re great! Thank you! I’m sure Santa will be pleased to find these with a glass of milk tonight. 🙂

  6. […] Então achei uma receita com cacau na massa e gotas de chocolate branco (meu predileto) (http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2012/12/white-chipper-chocolate-cookies-sugar-rush-8.html) …  Aqui vai a tradução da receita mais fácil do […]

  7. Nikeva says:

    These look delicious. Can whole wheat flour be used instead of all purpose flour?

  8. Melanie Brown says:

    Just made these with the kids – it was fun & easy…and most importantly delicious!!

  9. kathy F says:

    I just took my firt pan from the oven, I used white chocolate peppermint M&Ms with a few white chocolate chips. CAN”T WAIT TO TRY THEM!!

  10. Melgie says:

    I love cookies and this is look pretty darn good. I’m gonna try this tomorrow on our family cookies making day.

  11. Alicia Quigley says:

    It’s funny that Jackson didn’t go to straight to your blog to look for a cookie recipe, that’s the first thing I do 🙂

    Jackson, thanks for this recipe, my last pan is in the oven right now. They were easy and super yummy (even the dough!). My whole family loves them, we will freeze them to serve at my son’s baptism next week. You are awesome, just like your mom!

  12. Mel says:

    Julie – when I lived at 6,500 elevation I never made any modifications to cookies so I would try them as is and see how they work out.

    Whitney – I’ve never added mint.

  13. I’ve made cookies like this before — super delicious!

  14. Brianna says:

    Julie…I used to live in Colorado, and I made these cookies often, with no issues. Although, I never baked them as long as they said…but maybe my cookies were small or I just like them gooey.

  15. Whitney says:

    Has anyone tried adding some peppermint extract to these? If so, how did they turn out and how much? Thanks!

  16. julie says:

    these cookies look amazing! and white chocolate is my favorite. question though, i live in colorado, so with the elevation and all do i have to change the recipe at all. i never know with baking here, i still havent figured it out. cant wait to try these!

  17. Allyson says:

    Mel, you are an awesome mom to teach your kids to cook so early! Jackson, you are AWESOME! I will show this to my boys after school and they will think you are SO COOL!! Miss you guys!

  18. Haley says:

    The chocolate cookies I’ve tried in the past are always dry and crumbly. I was recently looking over your recipes the other day, hoping to find something along these lines. I hope this is the moist and delicious chocolate cookie I’ve been looking for! Thanks, Mel.

  19. Charlotte Moore says:

    Oops!!! Really can’t imagine. He must watch you. Sorry about that.

  20. Charlotte Moore says:

    WOW!!! I am impressed!! I realky can’t imagine any 8 year old girl or boy I know doing this. He much really watch you Mel. Congratulations young chef!!!

  21. carrian says:

    oh my goodness! How totally cute is that?! What a sweet kiddo!

  22. kandi v says:

    What a good boy! We make these cookies, but we add, white, semi-sweet, AND milk chocolate chips. YUM!

  23. Emma says:

    Great recipe, a bit hard to mix towards the end , with a mixer, but delicious after baking. Great, thanks

  24. Jen T says:

    So glad I am not the only one who has days and evenings like that 🙂 Chaos rules most days. Way to go Jackson! These look wonderful, and chocolate cookies with while chocolate chips are a fav at our house. Have to take cookies to the ward Christmas dinner tomorrow, so we will take these. Thanks!

  25. Bonnie says:

    Having been one of the select few who were the recipients of these cookies made by Jackson, I can attest that they were absolutely as delicious as described in this post! Thanks Jackson for the treat and thanks Mel for the recipe! 🙂

  26. Judith - Texas says:

    Way to go, Jackson!! You should be very proud of yourself…cause I know your Mom and Dad are. Just saved the recipe and when I make them, I will be Thanking YOU.

  27. Renee says:

    Inject ….his future wife really happy…..geesh! It’s too early. 🙂

  28. Renee says:

    That’s soo sweet! If he is baking like that now, there is no telling how he will be as an adult. He will make his future wife some day if he continues to bake like that. 🙂

  29. Mmm such a classic, delicious, cookie!

  30. Kim in MD says:

    I like the way your son Jackson thinks! These cookies look so delicious, and are a great way to end a week of mouth watering Sugar Rush treats! Oh, and I dare you to say White Chocolate Chipper Cookies five times! 🙂

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