Peppermint Christmas Cookies


 We are SO excited to be back participating in the cookie exchange over at Poofy Cheeks again this year! We will be co-hosting the cookie exchange link party with Poofy Cheeks and a number of other talented bloggers on Monday so get your cookie recipes ready!! Today we’re going to share some delicious Peppermint Christmas Cookies. They are so soft and chewy with a little peppermint crunch! You will love these.

Peppermint Christmas Cookies


3/4 c. brown sugar

3/4 c. white sugar

2 eggs

1 c. butter flavored shortening (I use Crisco)

2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla  or peppermint extract

3/4 c. oats

Peppermint Baking chips (I used Andes, I found them at Target)

red food coloring (0ptional)


Preheat oven to 340-350 degrees. What? I know. If you have an older oven, 340 seems to work perfectly so they don’t over bake. If your oven temperature is pretty accurate 350 should be fine. 

Combine brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and butter flavored shortening and mix well.

Add in flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract and red food coloring until you like the color. It took quite a few drops to get it a pretty red. You can make them red or leave it out if you would like.

Stir in peppermint baking chips. I used about 1/3 of a bag. 

Roll cookie dough into small balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. I dipped the top of my dough balls into the peppermint chips before placing them on the cookie sheet. 


Bake for 9-10 minutes.

Let cookies cool for about 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.  Enjoy!  These would be so cute wrapped up for a gift with a big candy cane bow! 

Recipe adapted from Sugar Baby Boutique.



Don’t forget to link up your cookie recipes on Monday!!! (12/9!)

Need an easy Christmas gift idea? Check out this Peppermint Hot Cocoa in a jar!




  • Reply
    Beth @ The First Year Blog
    December 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

    This looks fantastic ladies – I love the added red food coloring for fun!

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    Sarah Voss
    December 18, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I bought the ANdes peppermint baking chips , but got the creme de menthe ones 🙁 I didn’t know there were two kinds. Do you think those would work as well?

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      Mallory & Savannah
      December 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Hmm… I’ve never had them before but taste them! If you like them, they’ll work great! xoxo

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    January 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks for posting this at the Saturday Night Fever link party. Hope to see you back on Saturday!

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    December 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I dont see where you used the 3/4 c of oats in the recipe

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    December 17, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Ive made these twice now and they end up being a big blob on cookie sheet. The on my thing that didn’t use was the oats because I don’t see where it was used.

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    December 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I was wondering about the oats too. they don’t seem to fit in with the recipe.

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      Mallory & Savannah
      February 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      They give amazing texture to the cookies! I use them in my chocolate chip cookies too!

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