Peppermint Sugar Cookies

Peppermint Sugar Cookies takes about 40 minutes from beginning to end. One serving contains 576 calories, 3g of protein, and 18g of fat. This recipe serves 28 and costs 66 cents per serving. It will be a hit at your Christmas event. 27 people were impressed by this recipe. Head to the store and pick up cream of tartar, peppermint extract, butter, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Creme de la Crumb. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 9%, which is improvable. Try Peppermint Sugar Cookies, Peppermint Sugar Cookies, and Peppermint Sugar Cookies for similar recipes.

Servings: 28

Preparation duration: 20 minutes

Cooking duration: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup butter, at room temperature

1 cup butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons finely crushed candy canes

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

½ teaspoon McCormick Cream of Tartar

2 eggs, at room temperature

5 cups all-purpose flour

1¼ cups granulated sugar + ¼ cup, divided

2 tablespoons heavy cream

¼ teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract

½ teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract

¾ cup powdered sugar

51/3 cups powdered sugar

red food coloring

¾ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

¾ cup vegetable oil

Equipment:

baking sheet

whisk

bowl

oven

wire rack

Cooking instruction summary:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and very lightly grease a baking sheet.In a large bowl, cream together butter, vegetable oil, 1 cups sugar, powdered sugar, heavy cream, eggs, and peppermint extract.In a second large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until dough comes together.Roll dough into balls (roughly the size of golf balls) and place on greased baking sheet 2-3 inches apart.Place remaining cup sugar in a shallow dish. Press the bottom of a tall drinking glass into the cookie dough in the bowl (just to moisten the bottom of the glass, no cookie dough should stick to it), then dip into sugar. Press the bottom of the glass into the top of each cookie dough ball to flatten about halfway. (The edge should "break" to create the crinkle edge")Bake for 8-11 minutes until cookies look dry but NOT browned at all. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 4-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining cookie dough.For the frosting, cream butter and cream cheese until very light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Stir in peppermint and vanilla extracts. Mix in powdered sugar until incorporated and smooth. Add 2-3 drops of red food coloring and mix well until every distributed.Store cookies in airtight container at room temperature and frosting in airtight container in the fridge. Frost cookies immediately before serving and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

 

Step by step:


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and very lightly grease a baking sheet.In a large bowl, cream together butter, vegetable oil, 1 cups sugar, powdered sugar, heavy cream, eggs, and peppermint extract.In a second large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.

2. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until dough comes together.

3. Roll dough into balls (roughly the size of golf balls) and place on greased baking sheet 2-3 inches apart.

4. Place remaining cup sugar in a shallow dish. Press the bottom of a tall drinking glass into the cookie dough in the bowl (just to moisten the bottom of the glass, no cookie dough should stick to it), then dip into sugar. Press the bottom of the glass into the top of each cookie dough ball to flatten about halfway. (The edge should "break" to create the crinkle edge")

5. Bake for 8-11 minutes until cookies look dry but NOT browned at all. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 4-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining cookie dough.For the frosting, cream butter and cream cheese until very light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Stir in peppermint and vanilla extracts.

6. Mix in powdered sugar until incorporated and smooth.

7. Add 2-3 drops of red food coloring and mix well until every distributed.Store cookies in airtight container at room temperature and frosting in airtight container in the fridge. Frost cookies immediately before serving and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.


Nutrition Information:

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575k Calories
3g Protein
18g Total Fat
103g Carbs
0% Health Score
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Calories
575k
29%

Fat
18g
28%

  Saturated Fat
12g
76%

Carbohydrates
103g
34%

  Sugar
84g
94%

Cholesterol
43mg
15%

Sodium
188mg
8%

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Protein
3g
6%

Selenium
9µg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.18mg
12%

Folate
43µg
11%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Manganese
0.16mg
8%

Vitamin A
391IU
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
7%

Iron
1mg
6%

Vitamin E
0.57mg
4%

Phosphorus
38mg
4%

Fiber
0.6g
2%

Vitamin K
2µg
2%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin D
0.28µg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.19mg
2%

Zinc
0.24mg
2%

Magnesium
5mg
2%

Potassium
48mg
1%

Calcium
13mg
1%

Vitamin B12
0.06µg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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