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, trace 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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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."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

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

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."

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."

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."

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