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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

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Easy Peppermint Shortbread Cookies that are festive with red and white colors and peppermint flavors. Perfect to add to your Christmas cookie platter.

#ChristmasCookies Week is a sponsored event and Anolon is sponsoring today’s post. In exchange for sharing this recipe, I received two cookie sheets. All thoughts, ideas, recipes, pictures, and opinions contained within this post are solely my own and not necessarily that of the sponsor.

Tip: You will have leftover crushed peppermint candies mix. This is perfect to put in your Hot Chocolate bar or mix into your favorite Hot Chocolate mix for a peppermint hot chocolate, perfect with these cookies!

Christmas Cookies Week

I would like to thank our sponsor, Anolon, for sending us two of these amazing 11 by 17 cookie pans. I must admit, I LOVE them. I’ve been using them for all sorts of recipes since they arrived, they are my current favorite pan. I love that you don’t need to spray a cooking spray on them or put a silicone mat or parchment paper on them. The cookies bake evenly and slide off perfectly. I haven’t had a single thing stick to this pan.

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 60 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy shortbread cookies that are festive with red and white colors and peppermint flavors. Perfect to add to your Christmas cookie platter.


  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • peppermint candies, crushed
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Red gel food color

Peppermint Glaze

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 drop peppermint extract
  • enough milk to make a thick but pour-able glaze
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Prepare 11 x 17 cookie pan with cooking spray or use a non-stick pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine peppermint candy and ⅓ cup sugar in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed using a stand mixer. Once creamy, add the sugar and beat well. Add egg, peppermint extract and vanilla extract flavorings and beat until creamy.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and beat well to combine. Remove half of the dough from the bowl. Add red gel food coloring to dough and mix to combine.
  5. Combine the red and white dough and dump into the 11 x 17 cookie pan and press down firmly until the dough is even throughout the pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until the cookies begin to brown.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Combine ingredients for glaze and mix together until just thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over the shortbread cookies. Sprinkle with peppermint candy mixture.
  8. If desired, melt chocolate chips and drizzle over the shortbread cookies. Sprinkle with peppermint candy mixture.
  9. Allow the glaze and chocolate to firm before cutting cookies and serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies
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Christmas Cookies Week

Welcome to #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway.

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Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

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Established in the 1950’s, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

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