40 Holiday Peppermint Cookies To Make Now
Our most delicious peppermint cookies will round out your holiday cookie tray quite nicely.
This recipe for peppermint meltaways is very pretty and festive-looking on a cookie platter. I often cover a plate of these peppermint cookies with red or green plastic wrap and a bright holiday bow in one corner. And yes, they really do melt in your mouth! —Denise Wheeler, Newaygo, Michigan
I love to include a little homemade treat in teacher’s gifts and hostess gifts. These delicious lovelies come together in 15 minutes, and never fail to charm. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.
This recipe came from an old family friend and is always high on everyone’s cookie request list. I make at least six batches for Noel nibbling and give some away as gifts. —Beverly Fehner, Gladstone, Missouri
This quick recipe makes a lot of cookies, and the peppermint flavor is a change from traditional spritz cookies. I tint some of the dough green or red, and I leave the rest white. The decorating ideas are endless! —Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio
Is it a cookie or a candy? No matter which answer folks choose, they find these minty morsels yummy. The recipe makes so much that you can whip up tons of gifts at once. —Adina Skilbred, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
I tuck a peppermint patty inside these treats for a fun surprise. The first bite will melt in your mouth. —Karen Nielson, Saint George, Utah
This is one of my family’s favorite cookies. My brother baked them for a Boy Scout fundraiser, and they were a top seller! They look like gingersnaps, but they’re flavored with peppermint candies and are quite crispy. It’s no wonder they’re always such a hit.
Baking is one of my favorite traditions around the holidays. These special cookies draw you in with candy-topped frosting and seal the deal with a chocolate center. —Deborah Puette, Lilburn, Georgia
Two holiday flavors – gingerbread and peppermint – come together in these impressive pinwheel cookies. I made this especially for my husband, who loves the combination. —Joanna Quelch, Burlington, Vermont
It wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t make this cookie. Several years ago, I submitted the recipe to our local newspaper and it won first prize of $35. Since then, my family refers to it as the “&35 Cookie”!
My blossoms take the Oreo truffle just a little further—and fancier. They’re dressed up with a candy coating and a kiss of mint. —Connie Krupp, Racine, Wisconsin
These festive cookies remind my family of after dinner mints. With my husband and our two children munching on these chocolaty treats with cool mint filling, a batch never stays around long. —Annette Esau, Durham, Ontario
I got this recipe from my daughter years ago. I’ve taken these chewy filled cookies and the treasured recipe to many cookie exchanges.
I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint, especially at Christmastime. It’s just not Christmas at our house without these cookies in the tins!—Heather McKillip, Aurora, Illinois
Dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in crushed peppermint candy, this flavorful biscotti is a favorite. It’s one of the many sweets I make for Christmas. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
As rosy as Santa’s cheeks, these merry morsels with chocolate kisses on top are a delightful yuletide favorite and one of my most-requested recipes. —Traci Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania
No one will believe that these rich and buttery cookies are “light,” but they are! With their colorful swirls, each one of these minty, sugary bites has its own look.—Lois Hill, Thomasville, North Carolina
When chocolate and mint get together with a hint of peppermint, mmm…magic happens. If you don’t have mini muffin pans to make these cookies, use disposable foil baking cups.—Pam Correll, Brockport, Pennsylvania
I wanted to impress my husband’s family with something you’d expect to find in a European bakery, and these chocolaty treats are what I came up with. The flaky pastry melts in your mouth. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without these cute-as-can-be treats. Fudgy-rich chocolate cookies with refreshing mint flavor, soft marshmallow, crunchy candy…it’s a must-try holiday recipe! —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
This is a variation of the cookies my mother made when I was growing up. Now my 13-year-old daughter and I bake them together. They’re always a huge hit! The taste is like rich hot chocolate baked into a scrumptious cookie. —Larry Piklor, Johnsburg, Illinois
A lightened version of Whoopie Pies, with a peppermint twist to make them Christmas-y. Kids love them! Instead of adding peppermint extract and red food coloring, you can add 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies to the marshmallow fluff. $mdash;Dion Frscher, Ann Arbor, Michigan
I love to make spritz cookies. Each year I make several varieties of cookies and then deliver them to friends. I love to watch them crack a smile when they see a plate full of cookies. —Margaret Otley, Waverly, Nebraska
Using prepared cookie dough gives you a nice head start to your own little forest of Christmas trees. Get the kids involved in this holiday craft to keep them busy making memories.—Sue Draheim, Waterford, Wisconsin
Red velvet cookies and cakes are so pretty, but I always wish they had a bigger flavor. I infused these thumbprints with a peppermint pop. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
My grandmother gave me a cookbook stuffed with recipes. This is a slight twist on one of the first—and best—recipes I made from the book. It’s best to store these in the refrigerator. —Mary Murphy, Evansville, Indiana
I created these because I wanted something different for my cookie baskets at Christmas time. They melt into a deliciously minty taste. In my circle of family and friends, these have become a highly anticipated holiday treat..—Sally Nicosia, Lynn, Massachusetts