Peppermint Shortbread Cookies – Yum!

Holiday celebrations call for recipes of all kinds, but perhaps the most popular area at many parties is the dessert table. Add flavor to your get-togethers with a festive treat like these Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, which call for the seasonal taste of peppermint and the versatility of dairy for a sweet bite after a holiday meal.

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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Gurk of “Rachel Cooks” on behalf of Milk Means More
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 40 Cookies


  • 2 – 2 1/2 Sticks Unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ts[ pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup peppermint crunch baking chips


  • In stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  • Gradually add flour and mix on low until combined.
  • Add baking chips and continue mixing on low until fully combined.
  • On wax paper or parchment paper, form dough into 12-14-inch log and freeze at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  • Heat oven to 350° F.
  • Cut shortbread dough into 1/4-inch slice
  • Bake 13-15 minutes on parchment-lined baking sheets


Source: Family Features