Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies

Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies

Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookie must!  It’s the perfect kickoff to welcome in the Christmas season.

Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookie must! It’s the perfect kickoff to welcome in the Christmas season.

Countdown to Christmas Cookies – Week 4

Here is Week 4 of my Countdown to Christmas Cookie Series.


Thanksgiving is in the books and marked as a huge success! So, now we must truly let the holiday baking begin! This is my absolute favorite time of year; the smalls, happiness, kindness and ALL OF THE TREATS!!!

Y’all these cookies are a family favorite. My small family finished all of these off in one afternoon! Seriously, normally we show a lot more restraint around here because with as much as I bake and cook for my blog (this blog is my 2nd job in case you didn’t know, so sorry not sorry about those annoying ads.)

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Goodness

After one little taste you will immediately understand why these are awesome cookies. They literally melt in your mouth. Their texture is heavenly and there’s not really any other cookie like it.

Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookie must! It’s the perfect kickoff to welcome in the Christmas season.

Bonus, they have the most delicious buttery, pepperminty flavor. And as if that wasn’t enough, these are finished off with a sweet, luscious peppermint frosting and tiny bits of crushed peppermint. Perfect for enjoying with a cup of hot chocolate – It’s a cookie you’ll dream about.

Step 1

Mix wet ingredients.

Step 2

Make dry ingredients.

Step 3

Combine.

Step 4

Roll into balls and flatten.

Step 5

Bake.

Step 6

Frost

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Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies

Candy Cane Peppermint Cookies are a melt-in-your-mouth Christmas cookie must! It’s the perfect kickoff to welcome in the Christmas season.

Course cookie, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, cookie, holiday, Peppermint
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 29 cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups 178g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 68g cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup 226g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup 68g powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Frosting

  • 2 Tbsp 28g salted butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp half and half
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups 200g powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup 42g finely crushed peppermint bits or candy canes

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter and powdered sugar until combined.
  3. Mix in peppermint extract then with mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill until nearly firm, about 1 hour, while preheating oven to 350 degrees during last 15 minutes of chilling.
  5. Scoop dough out 1 even tablespoon at a time, shape into a ball then transfer to an ungreased 18 by 13-inch baking sheet, spacing cookies 2-inches apart (keep dough that's wont be baking chilled).
  6. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly golden brown, about 10 - 13 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer cream together butter, half and half, peppermint extract and powdered sugar until light and fluffy*.
  8. Working with one cookie at a time spread frosting over cookie and immediately after frosting each cookie add crushed peppermint bits before frosting starts to set, repeat process with all cookies.
  9. Store cookies an in airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

If frosting is too thick add a little more half and half, if it's too thin add a little more powdered sugar.



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