Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Elizabeth Lancaster


This is my Great,Great Grandmother's Recipe. These melt in your mouth butter and peppermint cookies are to die for ! And could possibly be a really great cookie for a Cookie swap ( if anyone even still does that these days) Merry Christmas and I pray these cookies find there way to your cookie tray this Christmas season.


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8-12 people
35 Min
15 Min


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  • 2 1/2 c
    white unbleached flour
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    butter (softened) (2 sticks)
  • 1 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    water, cold (judge the smoothness of your frosting)
  • 1 bag(s)
    crushed peppermint candies (10 oz)
  • ·
    food coloring if disired, i add green to half my frosted cookies!

How to Make Peppermint Sugar Cookies


  1. In a mixing bowl, add butter,salt,powdered sugar,egg and vanilla, mix on slow speed till creamed
  2. Add flour mix on low speed until dough is stiff.
    cover and chill for at least 3-4 hours
  3. pre-heat oven to 375*.

    roll out small balls and place on a none greased pan and bake for 10-12 mins.
  4. cool on racks and in a small bowl, mix powdered sugar and water until frosting is smooth.
    in a separate bowl, add 1/2 a bag (at a time) of crushed peppermint
  5. lay wax paper or parchment paper down on a flat surface
    dip your cooled cookies face down into the frosting bowl for 8-10 seconds.
    then immediately dip into the peppermint bowl, and place on wax/parchment paper and let set up. (about 2-3 hours will be dry)
  6. These cookies are best used the same day or freeze up to 6 months months. I hope you find my Great Great Grandmothers peppermint cookies melt in your mouth! Enjoy!

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About Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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