Peppermint Shortbread Cookies for


Indulge in the sweet taste of these peppermint shortbread cookies this holiday season. A true treat for Christmas cookie exchanges, these delicious peppermint short bread cookies are easy to make!


– Unsalted butter (room temperature) – Granulated sugar – Vanilla extract – Peppermint extract or mint – All-purpose flour – Sanding sugar if desired (holiday colors) – Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane candies (unwrapped)

If you're looking for sweet treats to make for your holiday cookie tray or cookie swap, these peppermint shortbread cookies are perfect.


Cream together butter and sugar until creamy. Add extracts and mix then add the flour and mix until just combined.


Use a small cookie scoop to portion the cookie dough into balls and roll them in sugar if desired. Add each to a baking sheet 1 inch apart and bake for 8-10 minutes.


Remove from oven and place kiss on each cookie immediately. Allow to fully cool before enjoying.

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