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Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint

December 21, 2015 (Last Updated: December 26, 2019)

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

Sugar Cookies 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 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 on a white plate.

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


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5 from 3 votes
Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Refrigeration Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Sugar cookie with crushed peppermint candy

Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, Holiday cookies, sugar cookies, sugar cookies recipe, sugar cookies with peppermint candies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 132 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 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
  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.
Recipe Notes

Be certain to chill dough before rolling and cutting.Ā 

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookies with Crushed Peppermint
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 148IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

  • Reply
    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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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    December 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Sugar cookies are the best! I really love them with frosting, but this crushed peppermint sounds like a delicious and unique idea! Merry Christmas!

    • Reply
      December 22, 2015 at 4:53 am

      I will have to make some with frosting just for you! šŸ™‚

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    December 21, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    5 stars
    It’s never too late for Christmas cookies. I’ll make them in July too because I love sugar cookies and don’t care. lol! Love the peppermint on top and it makes them so pretty and festive for the holidays! Merry Christmas to you and your family Kathy šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      December 22, 2015 at 4:56 am

      You are so right! I need to stop thinking they are done when Christmas is over!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    December 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I am obsessed with peppermint right now! I bought a whole bunch of crushed candy canes, and am dying to use them!

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      This sounds like the perfect cookie for you!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    What a great idea and I love that they aren’t covered in overly sweet icing! Lovely blog!

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks, Tricia! I like sweet, but I’m with you on too much icing…it does not always equal a good thing.

  • Reply
    December 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I just finished baking my favorite shortbread cookies mixed with crushed candy canes, I love the combination. My candy stayed kind of crunchy instead of melty — but it made a delicious combination!

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      The candy does just melt and puddle a bit. But when the cookie cools it returns to crunchy.

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    December 21, 2015 at 11:06 am

    5 stars
    Love the addition of peppermint here! I am a huge peppermint fan, and these look like some sugar cookies that I would want to eat!

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      December 21, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Peppermint is so yummy!

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    Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker
    December 21, 2015 at 10:48 am

    These are SO cute and festive! I made sugar cookies this weekend and wish I had the foresight to add crushed peppermint!

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 11:42 am

      All you need to do is bake another batch!

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    Lori from LL Farm
    December 21, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love how you incorporate the crushed candy into the dough before you bake them…yum! Merry Christmas!

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 11:43 am

      The peppermint gets all melty on top of the cookie.

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 21, 2015 at 6:23 am

    5 stars
    I have a weakness for sugar cookies.. they are just so gosh darn delicious! But with crushed peppermint on top!? YESSS! I have been eating peppermint all the things, so I MUST add these cookies to my list! Cheers, my friend! šŸ™‚

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      December 21, 2015 at 6:57 am

      I agree….they just seem to melt in your mouth. You’ll love the peppermint candies on these cookies…perfect combination!

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    Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen}
    December 21, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Such adorable little cookies! I love the festive sprinkle of candy canes šŸ™‚

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 6:56 am

      Candy canes are so great in so many ways! They add the perfect touch to these cookies!

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