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Peppermint Cookie Recipe

The peppermint cookie recipe has a rich flavor and a fantastic looking pink glaze. A fantastic way to use up all those leftover candy canes!



1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornstarch


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons salted butter, softened

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

1-2 tablespoons milk

2-3 drops red food coloring

peppermint candy canes, crushed


Large bowl

Medium bowl

Cookie sheets

Plastic wrap


Step 1: In a large bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, and peppermint extract. With an electric mixer, beat at medium speed until creamy.

Step 2: Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour and cornstarch, beat until well mixed.

Step 3: Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm (30-60 minutes).

Step 4: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 5: Shape dough into teaspoon size balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 6: Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute; transfer cookies to cooling surface.


Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, peppermint extract, and enough milk for desired glazing consistency.

Step 2: Stir in a few drops of red food coloring. Drizzle over cookies.

Step 3: While glaze is sticky sprinkle with crushed candy cane pieces.

Makes 30 cookies.

For more information on baking procedures and hardware used in this recipe see our Baking Tips section.

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