Just in time for the Holidays – Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Just in time for the Holidays - Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Holiday celebrations call for recipes of all kinds, but perhaps the most popular area at many parties is the dessert table. Add flavor to your get-togethers with a festive treat like these Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, which call for the seasonal taste of peppermint and the versatility of dairy for a sweet bite after a holiday meal.

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Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Gurk of “Rachel Cooks” on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes freeze time
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 40

  • 2-2 1/2  sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4       cup powdered sugar
  • 1          teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1          teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/3    cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4       cup peppermint crunch baking chips
  1. In stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth. Gradually add flour and mix on low until combined. Add baking chips and continue mixing on low until fully combined.
  2. On wax paper or parchment paper, form dough into 12-14-inch log and freeze at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350° F.
  4. Cut shortbread dough into 1/4-inch slices; bake 13-15 minutes on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Just in time for the Holidays - Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Do you love to try new recipes? Or simply crave new dinner ideas for the holidays? Visit Motherhood Defined Recipes for more great desserts to keep them running back to the table for more.

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  1. The peppermint shortbread cookies look delicious. The holiday season may be over, but there is no reason to wait till next December to try them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These look delicious. I’d have to make some plain ones for my son who doesn’t like mint flavours.

  3. I would have never have thought of mixing shortbread cookie mix with candy canes!
    I watched the video and making these sound quite easy!! Sharing on Facebook and Pinterest. Thank you for sharing!

  4. My bestie and her family love cookies. I would love to send her some of these cookies!

  5. this is a great idea, i have like 5 boxes of candy canes left, i know what im doing

  6. Our family loves peppermint flavored desserts! I would love to make these cookies for my family!

  7. These look amazing and I am always looking for a good shortbread cookie recipe. I’ll have to try this out.

  8. My husband loves anything peppermint, and these are easy to make, I might just have to surprise him!

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