Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Cookies · Desserts · Holidays · Recipes · November 20, 2017

Peppermint Sugar Cookies - the softest sugar cookie with hints of peppermint and topped with a creamy peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.

My Mom is famous for a lot of things. One of them being, sugar cookies. Her sugar cookies are out of this world! They are thick, and soft, and amazing! We love finding new sugar cookie recipes to see how they stand up to her old fashioned ones. Todays tried and true recipe measured up quite nicely and mostly because we modified our favorite Sugar Cookie recipe.

These peppermint sugar cookies were a big hit with the entire family! They are similar to other recipes, but with a Christmas twist. My favorite part was the crushed candy canes on top. We even went one step further and put peppermint extract in the cookie dough. Sooo good!

Peppermint Sugar Cookies - the softest sugar cookie with hints of peppermint and topped with a creamy peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.

Peppermint Sugar Cookies - the softest sugar cookie with hints of peppermint and topped with a creamy peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.

Peppermint Cookies

Friends, Christmas is just around the corner. These peppermint cookies will be perfect for you office party, or as a sweet holiday gift for your neighbor. Make them! Everyone will love you for it. Promise. 😉

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How to make Peppermint Cookies:

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Sugar Cookies - the softest sugar cookie with hints of peppermint and topped with a creamy peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint flavor
  • crushed candy canes
  • food coloring

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl (or kitchen aid), cream butter, cream cheese, egg, sugar and both your almond and peppermint extract, until fluffy.

  2. In a separate, smaller, bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms.
  3. Taking care not to handle the dough too much, toll out and cut with cookie cuter. Thinner cookies with by crunchy, while thicket cookies will be soft and chewy.
  4. Place on a greased pan, bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  5. While baking, mix all frosting ingredients with hand mixer. Slowly add milk if frosting is too thick. Frost cooled cookies and, if desired, sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Enjoy!

Who doesn’t love a good sugar cookie recipe?! These will be perfect for Christmas! For another holiday favorite:

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Eggnog Snickerdoodles - made with eggnog and a splash of rum extract in the dough, then rolled in a nutmeg and cinnamon mixture. SO yummy!!

ENJOY!

Peppermint Sugar Cookies - the softest sugar cookie with hints of peppermint and topped with a creamy peppermint frosting and candy cane pieces.

Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 6+
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: added peppermint extract and crushed candy canes
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
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    Crystal

    one of my favorite things about Christmas time is peppermint everything. These cookies look super delicious!! Thanks for the yummy recipe!!

      Lil' Luna

      They are delish!!! I love peppermint too!! Thanks so much!!

    Becky

    These look sooo yummy and you made them look cute, but mostly want to try them because of the peppermint extract you added to the dough. 🙂

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, thank you!!! I love peppermint 🙂 I hope you like them!!

    Gail Plaskiewicz

    I love to make butter cookies because they are so soft and buttery and you can cut them out with cookie cutters. When I make cookies, I want to make them all at once, not have to wait for the dough to be refrigerated & then make them. My family doesn’t like sugar cookies very much because they are usually hard and not soft. However, yours have cream cheese in them besides the butter, I don’t have to chill the dough before I roll them out which I hate and you say they are soft. I’m going to have to try these. Not sure how the family will like peppermint but we will try them anyway.

      Lil' Luna

      Hopefully, you won’t be disappointed 🙂 They are soft and delish!! Let me know what you think!

    Deb

    These cookies look delicious and so pretty! I love the cream cheese peppermint combo! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Kristyn!

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