When the holidays come around, nothing beats the memories of baking scrumptious peppermint candy cookies with family. As soon as you bite into one of these cookies, you’re hit with an eruption of sweet, minty flavor that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
The base of these cookies is made with butter, sugar, an egg, and all-purpose flour. Mix all of these ingredients together and you’ll have a simple but delicious dough ready to be flavored. After adding some peppermint extract and a few drops of red food coloring to the dough, your kitchen will be beaming with the aroma of freshly baked cookies.
What really sets these cookies apart from the rest is the crunchy peppermint candy topping. Start by crushing peppermint candies into a powder, then work them into the dough in small chunks. As the cookies bake, the candy melts so that if you break one open, you’ll find a gooey peppermint center.
In general, these cookies are more festive than your standard batch of chocolate chips. But it doesn’t mean they don’t pair deliciously with a nice cold glass of milk. Just try not to eat them all before Christmas!
Here’s the recipe for these irresistibly delectable peppermint candy cookies.
– 1 cup butter, softened
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1 Egg
– 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
– A few drops of red food coloring
– 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1. Preheat oven to 350°F
2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
3. Beat in egg and peppermint extract until blended.
4. Gradually mix in flour until a dough forms.
5. Add food coloring and stir until evenly distributed.
6. Fold in crushed peppermint candy.
7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place onto a greased baking sheet, spacing them 1-inch apart.
8. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden. Let them cool before enjoying.
These peppermint candy cookies are the perfect winter treat and are sure to warm up your home with the smell of the holidays. Serve them to guests or just save them for yourself for later – we won’t tell!