Peppermint Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Audrey Lane Modified: March 24, 2022
Peppermint Sugar Cookies Recipe

How To Make Peppermint Sugar Cookies

The soft and sweet sugar cookies we all know and love are given a Christmas touch in this version that’s frosted with peppermint and topped with candy cane.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



For Cookie:

  • ¾cupsbutter,softened
  • 8ozcream cheese,softened
  • 1cupsugar
  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • 1egg
  • ½tspalmond extract
  • ½tsppeppermint extract
  • cupsflour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt

For Frosting:

  • cupbutter,softened
  • cupspowdered sugar
  • ½cupmilk
  • ½tspvanilla
  • 1tsppeppermint flavor
  • candy canes,crushed
  • food coloring


  1. In a large bowl (or kitchen aid), cream butter, cream cheese, egg, sugar and both your almond and peppermint extract, until fluffy.

  2. In a separate, smaller, bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Stir until soft dough forms.

  3. Taking care not to handle the dough too much, roll out and cut with cookie cuter. Thinner cookies with by crunchy, while thicket cookies will be soft and chewy.

  4. Place on a greased pan, bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool.

  5. While baking, mix all frosting ingredients with hand mixer. Slowly add milk if frosting is too thick.

  6. Frost cooled cookies and, if desired, sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 293.66kcal
  • Fat: 12.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.90g
  • Fiber: 0.39g
  • Sugar: 33.40g
  • Protein: 2.51g
  • Cholesterol: 39.60mg
  • Sodium: 97.26mg
  • Calcium: 28.14mg
  • Potassium: 41.14mg
  • Iron: 0.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 109.95µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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