Peppermint Delights

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  MATHGOD

“A great way to use leftover candy canes. To crush the candy canes use a blender and pulse until very fine. Use different colored decorator sugar for different seasons.”

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Original recipe yields 4 dozen



  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats and crushed candies. Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Combine the white and red sugars. Flatten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness using the bottom of a glass dipped in the sugar mixture.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly brown. Allow cookies to cool for at least 2 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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I followed the recipe exactly (even though my instincts were screaming at me to add and delete stuff). The cookies were horrible! They were pale and tasteless. The cookie part was dull and tasted like shortening because there wasn’t much to the ingredients. Then all you tasted were the peppermint pieces. The dough was way too dry as well. Will not be making these again!

Erin C.

Erin C.

These taste more like a shortbread cookie than anything, and the peppermint flavor is very faint, but I still like them, and they ARE good for using up those leftover candy canes you always overbuy on at Christmas. The only problem with this cookies is that, while they're delicious the first day, they don't keep well beyond two days. Some ideas: for less greasy cookies, change to 1/4 C butter and 3/4 C shortening, and for variation try adding chocolate chips.



If you are looking for a strong peppermint flavored cookies, these are not it. They are a very delicatley flavored cookie. Very delicious and a hit with my family and all the neighbors who got them in their Xmas baskets. The dough is a little dry so I would recommend making sure the butter is VERY soft and add a little water(or milk) as necessary to make it workable.

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Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 77 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 9.4 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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