Peppermint Cookies

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  • Peppermint Cookies are the ultimate Christmas treat! Theses Peppermint Sugar Cookies have a melt in your mouth sugar cookie base with a hint of peppermint flavor and are topped with the best peppermint buttercream which will have you dreaming about Christmas all year round!

    peppermint cookies

    Our Thanksgiving weekend was filled with family fun, decking the halls, making ornaments together, building a gingerbread village and taking long walks through our neighborhood.

    peppermint cookies

    Spending a rare weekend at home relaxing has given me the opportunity to reflect. Though Thanksgiving has past, I’m feeling more grateful than ever – especially for some of the friendships I’ve made over the years.

    I’m honored to have colleagues that always inspire – Freutcake, Inspired by Charm, Studio DIY, Sugar and CharmThe Sweetest Occasion, Sugar and Cloth, Paper and Stitch, The Effortless ChicLovely Indeed and I are doing a little cookie exchange and YOU’RE invited! If only we could celebrate in person. The holidays just got a lot sweeter!

    peppermint sugar cookies

    One of the flavors I look forward to during the holidays is peppermint! I love peppermint everything! Peppermint Ice CreamPeppermint Fruit Dip, Peppermint Molten Lava Cakes and of course, cookies like these Peppermint Cookies and Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies!

    peppermint cookies

    For the cookie exchange I decided to do a new twist to one of my all-time favorite recipes – melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies. I’m dubbing pretty Peppermint Cookies as peppermint drops.

    Peppermint Sugar Cookies disappear almost as quickly as they are made. I added a hint of peppermint into the creamy frosting for a festive twist and a few crushed candy canes for a little crunch and color.

    peppermint sugar cookies

    They’re like candy cane cookies! You can crush your own candy canes or peppermints or purchase crushed peppermint (like I do) for convenience! These Peppermint Cookies have the best combination of textures. I mean, who can resist a melt-in-your-mouth cookie with a crunch?

    peppermint cookies recipe

    peppermint sugar cookies with peppermint icing

    I’m not sure which Christmas cookies I want to try first. Thankfully there are 23 days remaining to test them all out! Here’s what my friends have been baking up for you…

    linzer-cookies

    Linzer Cookies

    christmas-cookies-kids

    Elf Quote Cookies

    meringues

    Blood Orange Vanilla Bean Meringues

    wafer-cookies

    Cream Wafer Tree Cookies

    The-Sweetest-Occasion

    Italian Meatball Cookies

    thumbprint-cookies

    Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

    color-dipped-cookies

    Color Dipped Ginger Bread Cookies

    color-sugar-cookies

    Everything Sweet Sugar Cookies

    And just in case you plan to ship any of these sweets, my tips for packing and shipping cookies. You can find all of my favorite cookie recipes here.

    How to package & mail cookies pretty & safely!

    Check out my recipe for melt-in your-mouth Peppermint Cookies – and after you try devour them, don’t forget to leave a 5 star review and share to Pinterest to save for later!

    Peppermint Cookies

    Peppermint Cookies are the ultimate Christmas treat! Theses Peppermint Sugar Cookies have a melt in your mouth sugar cookie base with a hint of peppermint flavor and are topped with the best peppermint buttercream which will have you dreaming about Christmas all year round!
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword baking, christmas, christmas cookies, cookie, cookies, easy recipe, peppermint
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 8 minutes
    Total Time 18 minutes
    Servings 36

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Combine butter, oil, sugars & vanilla until smooth. Blend in eggs.
    2. Add flour, salt, cream of tarter & baking soda until blended in.
    3. Refrigerate dough 1+ hours.
    4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    5. Use a small cookie scoop to make dough balls and press lightly with a glass.
    6. Bake 8 minutes watching carefully as to not over bake.
    7. Allow to cool on cookie sheet.
    8. Combine butter, powdered sugar, milk and peppermint until smooth. Ice cookies when completely cool. Optional: dip in crushed candy canes to garnish

    Recipe Notes

    You can crush candy canes or peppermints or use crushed peppermint

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