Peppermint Cookies Recipe
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Peppermint Cookies Recipe

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These drop cookies have a touch of peppermint candy in every bite. They're so easy to make and taste so good, that you should plan on making more than one batch for the holidays.—Donna Lock, Fort Collins, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 110 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually stir into creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in candy.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Cookies in Country Woman November/December 1992, p35

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LeafyBoots User ID: 8659824 239274
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"They came out with no mess, but were they supposed to be so dry and crumbly? I followed the directions to a T! Maybe next time I'll use less flour."

20bowmashi User ID: 8137939 215175
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"Awesome. You can sub the butter flavored shortening with butter."

princesslisa41286 User ID: 3542458 37111
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

"Nice melt in your mouth texture. The first batch did melt all over, the second batch I rolled into balls and they came out picture perfect. I thought they could have had a stronger mint tase so next time I will add some mint extract to the dough. And you have to make sure that the candy canes are finely crushed or they will melt all over."

ambertiffin User ID: 5568648 25318
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"The cookies tasted good. Well what you could get off the pan. I greased the pan and the cookies stuck to them. My cookies turned into a crumbled mess."

flyersnut713 User ID: 6342530 11886
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"My friends and i have been making this cookie for 4 years and every year, everyone ask when the cookies are coming, because they love the candy cane cookies."

coo_kie User ID: 1663259 201269
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2007

"I would bet this would be a perfect place to use the Andes peppermint crunch pieces in a bag in the baking area of the grocers. (They look like crushed peppermint candies, but I have not noticed sticky or messy.)"

tinkaandme User ID: 1650238 13075
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2007

"The crushed peppermint candies melted and got very sticky when cooked, making it difficult to remove from the cooking sheet, even with greasing it first. Candy sticks to teeth too. I will look for a different type cookie next year."

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