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Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint

December 21, 2015 (Last Updated: March 10, 2019)

It’s not too late to make Christmas cookies!  If you are still looking for a great one to bake, then you must bake these sugar cookies with crushed peppermint candies!

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 with Crushed Peppermint ready for the oven.

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.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies


5 from 3 votes
Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 7 mins

Sugar cookie with crushed peppermint candy

Course: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, Holiday cookies, sugar cookies, sugar cookies recipe, sugar cookies with peppermint candies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 141 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 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
  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Mix
  3. Mix in baking powder, baking soda and flour.
  4. Place cookie dough on a piece of plastic wrap. Cover dough completely with wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shape. Place on baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle cookies with crushed peppermint candy.
  9. Bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes.
  10. Cool on a baking rack.
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Cookie dough recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

Other holiday recipes you may want to try:

Homemade cinnamon rolls with glaze

Cinnamon Rolls

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Cranberry Shortbread Nut Bar

Cranberry Nut Bars

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Chocolate Covered Pretzels Sticks

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Sugar Cookies baked with crushed peppermint candies.

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    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.

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      December 23, 2015 at 4:20 am

      They are addictive!

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    December 22, 2015 at 8:48 am

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

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      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!

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      December 22, 2015 at 4:53 am

      Thanks, Jess!

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