Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint Cookies


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


servings 107 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 96 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • Substitute: Instead of 3/4 stick Crisco┬« Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, you can use3/4 cup Crisco(R) Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening.
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  1. 41 Ratings


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...

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!

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 but...

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 wo...

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

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

These cookies were great! The peppermint looked very festive and cute on top. The only thing that bugged me was that the finished product sort of reminded me of packaged drop cookies that you ca...

Wonderful! I tried this with 3/4 C Splenda, 1/4 C sugar and 3/4 C + 1/8 C butter and the cookies turned out wonderfully tender and rich. They're especially good topped with a mix of mint chocola...

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...