Peppermint Cookies Recipe: How to Make It

Ingredients (Makes about 3 dozen) 

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature 
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract 
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch 
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened 
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 2 tbsp milk 
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract 
  • 1/2 cup crushed soft peppermints 


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until fluffy. 
  3. Add in the peppermint extract. 
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and cornstarch and gradually add it to the butter/sugar mixture and mix well, making a dough. 
  5. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. 
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are light brown. 
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  8. In a small bowl, beat 2 tbsp butter, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp milk, and 1/4 tsp peppermint extract. Mix until smooth, making the icing. 
  9. Spread the icing over the cooled cookies and sprinkle with crushed peppermints.

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