Sparkling Peppermint Sugar Cookies

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I finally made some holiday cookies (I usually make lots of kinds and give them to friends, but the chai tea mix took the place of a lot of that this year) and I have found one of my favorite holiday cookies ever: sparkling peppermint sugar cookies. These sugar cookies have crushed candy canes in the dough, and are rolled in a combination of sugar and more crushed candy cane to give them a sparkly pink color and lots of minty flavor.

I got the recipe from We Are Not Martha, although I omitted the mint extract that they used. By putting candy canes in the dough and rolling the dough in more candy cane, they came out very minty. Also, I used a food processor to pretty much pulverize the candy canes into dust. This gave them some pretty pink and red coloring, without chunks of candy in them. By baking them for 8-9 minutes, I ended up with over 30 very soft and minty sugar cookies. If you’re in the mood for some holiday baking, I definitely recommend this recipe!

What is your favorite holiday cookie?

5 Responses to “Sparkling Peppermint Sugar Cookies”
  1. Green Girl @ A little bit of everything writes:

    Your peppermint cookies look so great.
    My favorite treat is anything with chocolate :))

    Wishing you the gift of faith, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love at Christmas and always.
    Happy Holidays,

  2. Chef Dennis writes:

    what a beautiful sugar cookie! The peppermint was such a nice touch, they are so festive and I’m sure delicious!
    My favorite cookie is the one I am eating !
    Have a Very Merry Christmas

  3. Stephanie writes:

    Thanks you two! Happy holidays!

  4. Becky writes:

    What a good idea to pulverize the candy canes, and then roll the balls in a candy/sugar mixture, The cookies look so festive. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  5. Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Cookie Season | Tasty Terminus writes:

    […] has been baking up some real show-stoppers, just take a look at these Sparkling Peppermint Sugar Cookies and Whoopie Pie Pops rolled in crushed candy […]

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