Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Peppermint Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Get a minty and sugary flavor in this delicious sugar cookies recipe. It’s the perfect treat for the holidays and comes with a tasty cream cheese frosting.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 11 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 36 minutes



  • cupscake flour,plus more for dusting work surface
  • 2tspcornstarch
  • tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,at room temperature
  • ¼cupall vegetable shortening,unflavored, at room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1largeegg
  • 1largeegg white
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • ½tsppeppermint extract
  • candy canes,crushed, for topping
  • 4ozcream cheese,softened
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • ½tsppeppermint extract
  • cupspowdered sugar


Peppermint Sugar Cookies

  1. Sift flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt into a large bowl, then whisk it just a few times, set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, on medium speed, whip together butter, shortening and sugar until very pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  3. Add in egg and mix until combine, then add egg white, vanilla and peppermint extract and mix until combine.

  4. With mixer running, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combine.

  5. Transfer dough to an airtight container and refrigerate 2 hours.

  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F during the last 10 minutes of refrigeration.

  7. Scoop dough out about 3 tablespoons at a time and roll into a ball. Place dough ball on a lightly floured surface, sprinkle top lightly with flour, then using something flat and smooth (such as the storage container lid), press and evenly flatten dough to 1/2-inch thick.

  8. Transfer flattened dough to a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and repeat process with remaining dough.

  9. Bake in preheated oven 9 to 11 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

  10. Cool completely then frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together cream cheese and butter until pale and fluffy. Add peppermint extract and powdered sugar and mix until pale and fluffy.


  • Calories: 358.66kcal
  • Fat: 15.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.82g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.97g
  • Fiber: 0.40g
  • Sugar: 33.29g
  • Protein: 3.08g
  • Cholesterol: 45.13mg
  • Sodium: 152.27mg
  • Calcium: 49.80mg
  • Potassium: 47.07mg
  • Iron: 1.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 110.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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