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Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint

December 21, 2015 (Last Updated: October 14, 2020)

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Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint candies are such a fun holiday cookie! These cookies are so easy to decorate! 

Star shaped sugar cookies topped with crushed peppermint.

Star shaped cookies stacked together.

How do I decorate sugar cookies with crushed peppermint?

Peppermint candies are crushed and added before baking.  The candy melts into the cookies and makes a festive decoration and adds a delicious taste!  I use either candy canes or round peppermint candies.  Use whatever you have on hand.  Just unwrap candies, place in a plastic bag and crush.  I like some chunks but I also like to use all the fine sugary pieces too.

Sugar cookies topped with crushed candy on a baking sheet.

Does this sugar cookie dough need to be chilled?

These sugar cookies are easy to make and decorate.  However, you do need to plan ahead just a bit.  Since this is a rolled dough, it does need to be refrigerated for at least an hour before rolling it out.  Otherwise the dough will be too soft and sticky.

Cookie dough cut into star shapes.

I love baking cookies, especially during the holidays. Some other great recipes include Christmas Sugar Cookies, Bow Tie Cookies, Thumbprint Cookies, Chocolate Crinkles, Cranberry Cookies and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

If you are looking for a great collection of cookie cutters, here’s a fun one!

Sugar Cookies with red and white candy on a white plate.

Check out this peppermint ice cream! It would be perfect with these cookies!


Don’t forget to PIN for later! Christmas cookies with crushed peppermint candies.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop

Check out all my Holiday Recipes.

Three star shaped cookies on a white plate.

Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint

Sugar cookie with crushed peppermint candy
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Refrigeration Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 10 peppermint candies (crushed)


  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Mix
  • Mix in baking powder, baking soda and flour.
  • Place cookie dough on a piece of plastic wrap. Cover dough completely with wrap.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shape. Place on baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle cookies with crushed peppermint candy.
  • Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.
  • Cool on a baking rack.


Be certain to chill dough before rolling and cutting. 


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Christmas cookies, Holiday cookies, sugar cookies, sugar cookies recipe, sugar cookies with peppermint candies
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Cookie dough recipe from Better Homes and Gardens



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  • Reply
    Rachel @ Bakerita
    December 23, 2015 at 7:54 am

    These cookies are so cute!! I love that you added the peppermint too.

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    December 23, 2015 at 1:14 am

    Hi Kathy, your sugar cookies with peppermint topping look addictive. Nice pictures and thanks fro sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day,regards.

    • Reply
      December 23, 2015 at 4:20 am

      They are addictive!

  • Reply
    December 22, 2015 at 8:48 am

    These cookies are so adorable!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

    • Reply
      December 22, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks, Ashley! Happy Holidays to you!!!

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    Jess @ Sweetest Menu
    December 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Oooh these cookies are gorgeous! I just love the scattering of peppermints too. What a lovely holiday treat!

    • Reply
      December 22, 2015 at 4:53 am

      Thanks, Jess!

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