Top 10 Peppermint Recipes

Your holiday dessert buffet wouldn't be complete without this favorite Christmas flavor. Find cookies, cakes, candy and more top-rated peppermint recipes.

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Peppermint Meltaways

One of my favorite peppermint recipes, these cookies are very pretty and festive. 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

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Perfect Peppermint Patties

Calling for just a few ingredients, this is one candy that’s simple to prepare. I make lots of different candy at Christmas to give as gifts. It’s time consuming, but worth it to see the delight it brings to people.
-Joanne Adams, Bath, Maine
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Peppermint Biscotti

Dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in crushed peppermint candy, these flavorful biscotti are a favorite. They are among the many sweets I make for Christmas. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
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Peppermint Bundt Cake

With its pretty pink layer and fabulous mint flavor, this Peppermint Bundt Cake is a great holiday dessert. Because I work full-time, I like the convenience of starting with a cake mix. —Lisa M. Varner, El Paso, Texas
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Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Treats

Santa is sure to stop by your house if you leave these minty chocolate cookies waiting for him. They’re quick and easy for the whole family to make together. —Teresa Ralston, New Albany, Ohio
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Frozen Peppermint Delight

If you’re looking for a dessert that’s festive, delicious and easy to make, this is the one for you. Drizzled in hot fudge sauce and loaded with pretty peppermint pieces, this almost tempting treat will have guests asking for seconds. —Pam Lancaster, Willis, Virginia
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White Chocolate Peppermint Crunch

This is one of my favorite peppermint recipes to make at Christmas. Not only is it easy, it’s delicious as well. I like to fill small bags with the crunchy candy to place in gift baskets.—Nancy Shelton, Boaz, Kentucky
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Peppermint Stick Cookies

With cool mint flavor and a festive look, these whimsical creations will make you feel like you’re in the North pole. The chilled dough is easy to shape, too. —Nancy Knapke, Fort Recovery, Ohio
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Peppermint Chip Cheesecake

I love to make cheesecakes and frequently give them as gifts or donate them to fundraisers. This one is very popular. —Gretchen Ely, West Lafayette, Indiana
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Peppermint Brownies

My grandmother encouraged me to enter these mint brownies in the county fair some years ago—and they earned top honors! They’re a delicious treat to serve during the holidays. —Marcy Greenblatt, Redding, California

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As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.