Peppermint Cookies

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Peppermint Cookies are the personification of Christmas. They are fun, festive and flavorful. Packed with peppermint flavor.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
cooling time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 24 minutes

Peppermint Cookies are the personification of Christmas. They are fun, festive and flavorful. Packed with peppermint flavor.

Peppermint cookies piled on a white plate with peppermint candies

These peppermint cookies are so easy because they start with a simple refrigerator cookie dough. Creamy white chocolate, crisp cookies and zingy peppermint are true perfection in cookie form.

These cookies start with a base cookie dough that can be turned into several types of cookies including sugar refrigerator cookies, pistachio cookies and toffee cookies.

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What makes this recipe great? The easy recipe for the cookie dough and the cool mint make this recipe a hit. Why is peppermint associated with Christmas? Check here.

  • Easy Recipe: A great recipe for the kids and it is so easy to make.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Great for gift giving, cookie trays and family get togethers.
Peppermint cookies piled on a white plate with peppermint candies

What You Need to Make Peppermint Cookies

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Peppermint Cookies Recipe – Step by Step

Step by step instructions for making peppermint cookies
  • Mix: First, with the paddle attachment of a stand mixer cream butter until light and fluffy and then add in brown sugar and white sugar and continue to mix until well incorporated and next add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until well blended.
  • Whisk: Second, in a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and then gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture mixing after each addition until all the flour is incorporated. Then gently mix in the mint candies, peppermint extract and the white chocolate chips.
  • Chill: Lay out wax paper and dough roll into a long shape with a diameter of about 2 inches and then wrap the dough in the wax paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
step by step instructions for making peppermint cookies
  • Line: When ready, preheat the oven to 350, line a baking sheet with parchment and slice the cookie dough into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices.
  • Bake: Then bake for 10-14 minutes or until they are a very lightly golden brown around the edge and appear dry in the center.Cool: Finally, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Common Questions About Candy Cane Cookies

HOW DO I STORE MAKE GREAT COOKIES?

There are a few key tricks to making great cookies, for example:
>Room temperature ingredients, mix and distribute better.
>Parchment paper or silpat to prevent sticking.
>Light color trays, dark ones can make the cookie burn.
>Use fresh ingredients, check the dates to make sure they are within date and use the best quality ingredients you can afford.
>Measure accurately, it is a science.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SHORTENING FOR BUTTER?

Of course, the flavor might be different but it will work.

FREEZE BATTER OR BAKED COOKIES?

The batter can be left in an airtight container for up to four days or frozen for up to three months. The baked cookies will last in the fridge for up to two weeks and the freezer for up to four months.

WHAT OTHER COOKIES CAN YOU MAKE WITH THIS REFRIGERATOR COOKIE DOUGH?
>Toffee Cookies
>Pistachio Cookies
>Sugar Cookies

Just to name a few.

Peppermint cookies piled on a white plate with peppermint candies

Expert Tips for Making Peppermint Cookies

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Make the refrigerator dough and split the dough to make several versions of cookies listed above.
  • Add More: Sprinkles, dark chocolate or white chocolate drizzle on top.
  • Chips: Add peppermint chocolate chips or Andies candy chips for more mint flavor.
  • Marshmallow: Some marshmallow will add a fun surprise to these cookies.

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Peppermint Cookies

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Peppermint Cookies are the personification of Christmas. They are fun, festive and flavorful. Packed with peppermint flavor.
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Servings: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • With the paddle attachment of a stand mixer cream butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in brown sugar and white sugar and continue to mix until well incorporated.
  • Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture mixing after each addition until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Add in peppermint extract, crushed peppermint candies and white chips and mix gently on low.
  • Lay out a piece of wax paper on a flat surface. Scoop the dough into the center of the wax paper. Use the wax paper to help roll the dough into a long shape with a diameter of about 2 inches.
  • Wrap the dough in the wax paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • To bake-
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Slice the cookie dough into ¼- ½ inch slices.
  • Place dough slices on prepared cookie sheet a couple of inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes or until they are a very lightly golden brown around the edge and appear dry in the center.
  • Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Make the refrigerator dough and split the dough to make several versions of cookies listed above.
  • Add More: Sprinkles, dark chocolate or white chocolate drizzle on top.
  • Chips: Add peppermint chocolate chips or Andies candy chips for more mint flavor.
  • Marshmallow: Some marshmallow will add a fun surprise to these cookies.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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