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Peppermint Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Cookies

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"Crunchy peppermint candies add flavor and texture to these buttery sugar cookies. Perfect for the holidays!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen cookies Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Beat shortening, brown sugar, sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl of electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into shortening mixture at low speed just until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup crushed candy. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately sprinkle each cookie with about 1/4 teaspoon crushed candy. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.
  4. To have enough crushed candy for this recipe, use 9 medium candy canes or 36 peppermint hard candies.
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Footnotes

  • Substitute: Instead of 3/4 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, you can use3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 05, 2012

I made these this morning following the recipe exact only using Andes peppermint crunch baking chips instead of crushed candy canes. I loved that I did not have to refrigerate the batter, I just mixed it up and was able to bake it right away. These cookies were done at nine minutes and once I pulled them off the sheet and let them cool on the kitchen counter, they were absolutely wonderful. One of the best sugar cookies I've ever had--they are soft, chewy and perfect. They look like something you'd get from a bakery!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2012

These turned out very flat for me and were extremely hard to get off the cookie sheet after the two minutes of cooling - they pretty much fell apart. The cookies themselves taste fine, but I won't make again due to the fact that they just didn't turn out for me.

 

33 Ratings

Nov 26, 2012

These basic sugar cookies are very festive topped with crushed peppermint sticks. My kids love these, and they're great for your holiday cookie swap too!

 
Dec 05, 2012

Really good with the addition of the crushed peppermint sticks/candy canes!!! ..I'm so glad you added the kitchen note of how much shortening in cup measurements as we don't have "sticks" of butter/shortening here in Canada.. I looked forward to trying it! Thank-you!!!

 
Dec 07, 2012

Incredibly delicious!!!! A wonderful holiday treat. I also took another members advice and used andes peppermint chips.. Thank you... :)

 
Dec 18, 2012

This is an absolutely no-fail recipe, with delicious flavor, a festive holiday look, and dough that is easy to handle. I followed the recipe to the letter and it turned out fabulously! I got 50 small cookies out of my batch. 10 minutes in the oven was perfect for that wonderful texture of slightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Use parchment paper to avoid sticking. Be sure to gently PRESS the candy into the cookie immediately after removing from oven. Also, I advise that you crush the peppermint candy to pieces that are about the size of MINI chocolate chips. Don't over-crush like I did -- powdered candy does not convey the desired effect! They look and taste wonderful...I'm giving these cookies away as gifts for Christmas this year.

 
Dec 16, 2012

NOT impressed. Peppermint stuck to the cookie sheets- what a mess! At least the crumbles tasted good. NEVER again!

 
Dec 08, 2012

Awesome holiday cookies. Made exactly as written. I will make these often and probably even again in a few days because I know they won't last long around here.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 96 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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