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Peppermint Sugar Cookies Grouped Together on the Counter with Crushed Peppermint Pieces

Peppermint Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 40
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These easy homemade Peppermint Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy cookies with peppermint pieces and white chocolate chips. They’re festive, flavorful and hard not to get addicted to!


  • 2 3/4 cups (358g) all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature 
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (233g) granulated sugar 
  • 2 tbsp (28g) light brown sugar 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract 
  • 1 1/4 cups (211g) white chocolate chips 
  • 6 tbsp crushed peppermint pieces 


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. You should be able to see the change in color happen and know it’s ready.
  4. Add the egg and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and peppermint extract and mix until well combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and mix until the dough is well combined. It will be thick and shouldn’t be sticky. Do not over mix. 
  7. Once it’s well combined, add the white chocolate chips and peppermint pieces and use a rubber spatula to help it come together to form a more cohesive ball.
  8. Create 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Gently roll into a ball, then set the balls on the baking sheet.
  9. Bake cookies for 7-9 minutes. The cookies will spread and the centers will look soft, but should look done. Remove just as the edges begin to turn golden. Don’t overbake. The cookies may look a little puffy when you take them out of the oven but will fall a bit as they cool.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on baking sheets for 4-5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 8.6 g
  • Sodium: 68.2 mg
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.2 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg

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