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Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peppermint, sugar cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 medium cookies
Calories 258 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup peppermint crunch baking chips

Instructions

Cookies:

  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. 

  2. In a separate larger mixing bowl or in your stand mixer cream together butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add in sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy. Last add in your egg along with your peppermint extract. 

  3. Slowly add your dry ingredients into your mixer with your wet ingredients until well combined. Cover and chill for 1 hours or over night. 

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  5. Roll dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) and place on your prepare baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes then allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before allowing them to cool completely on a rack. 

Frosting:

  1. Cream together cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer or with an electric mixer. Once your cream cheese and butter is well combined and creamy add in sugar and peppermint extract and then continue to beat until your frosting is creamy and smooth. 

  2. Once cooked are completely cooled spread on cream cheese frosting and top with peppermint crunch baking chips.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 18g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 9.2%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.