Dec 12, 2018

Peppermint Stick Cookies

These peppermint stick cookies are fun to make, fun to eat, and so Christmasy.

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Peppermint Stick Cookies

These peppermint stick cookies begin with a vanilla butter cookie which is dipped in a vanilla glaze and then sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies.

I crushed some peppermint candy canes in a zip lock bag with a rolling pin and sprinkled them over the vanilla glaze.

These cookies are super easy to make. You make the dough, chill it for at least two hours in the fridge, and then roll it out and bake it.

Peppermint Stick Cookies with peppermint candies

I dipped the cookies in a glaze using powdered sugar from Dixie Crystals, which is flavored with clear vanilla from Adams Extracts. What I love about the clear vanilla is that it doesn't change the color of the glaze.

I cannot imagine Christmas without cookies. Every December, as I am stressing about getting my shopping done, baking cookies is my stress relief (and also a means of procrastination).

I love taking batches of cookies to work, going to cookie exchanges, and just generally trying new cookie recipes.

Peppermint Stick Cookies with peppermint candies and clear vanilla

Of course, one of my greatest pleasures is sneaking a few homemade cookies into my grandkids' lunch boxes.

Another option to amp up the peppermint flavor: You can substitute peppermint extract for the vanilla in the glaze. Either way, your cookies will be delicious.



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Beverages:

Boozy Salted Caramel Apple Cider from The Beard and The Baker
Christmas Punch from Juggling Act Mama
Frozen Caramel Hot Chocolate from Eat Move Make
Crockpot Red Velvet Hot Chocolate from April Golightly
Gingerbread Spice Caramel Latte from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Gingersnap Eggnog Shooter from Seduction In The Kitchen
Glogg from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Hot Buttered Rum from Moore or Less Cooking
Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Mildly Meandering
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Salted Caramel Hot Apple Cider from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Sugar Cookie Cocktail from Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Vanilla & Spice Hot Mulled Wine from The Baking Fairy

Candies:

Almond Roca from Everyday Eileen
Christmas Cookie Bark from The Mandatory Mooch
Creamy Cheese Fudge from Take Two Tapas
Grinch Fudge from An Affair from the Heart
Milk Chocolate Toffee Fudge from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Reindeer Food Snack Mix from Big Bear's Wife

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Chocolate Mint Cookies from Platter Talk
Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookies from With Two Spoons
Gingerbread Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting from Sweet Beginnings
Gingerbread Cupcakes from The Redhead Baker
Holiday Pavlova from My Suburban Kitchen
Hot Chocolate Whoopie Pies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Joulutorttu (Finnish Christmas Tarts) from Tara's Multicultural Table
Merry and Bright Marshmallow Filled Christmas Cupcakes from Lady Behind the Curtain
Minty Grinch Dip from Who Needs A Cape?
Oatmeal Maple Cream Pies from Blogghetti
Pecan Pie Cheesecake from The Crumby Kitchen
Peppermint Stick Cookies from Karen's Kitchen Stories
Red Velvet Cookies from Live Love Texas
Red Velvet Truffle Sugar Cookie Cups from The Spiffy Cookie
Santa Belt Cupcakes from 4 Sons 'R' Us
White Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Cookies from Cheese Curd in Paradise


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Peppermint, cookies, Christmas, holidays
Cookies
American
Yield: 24 cookies
Peppermint Stick Cookies with peppermint candies, clear vanilla, and a powdered sugar glaze

Peppermint Stick Cookies Recipe

ingredients

Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 1/4 ounces) unbleached all purpose flour
Glaze
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or peppermint extract
  • Heavy cream, added by tablespoon until the glaze reaches a syrupy consistency
Topping
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies or candy canes

instructions

To Make the Cookies
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla. With the mixer on low, stir in the flour with the paddle attachment until it just comes together. 
  2. Shape the dough into a disk and wrap it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours and up to overnight. 
  3. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  4. Roll the dough into an 8 inch by 6 inch rectangle. If you have to, trim the dough to form the rectangle. 
  5. Divide the rectangle in half lengthwise, into two 8 inch by 3 inch pieces. With a sharp knife, cut each piece into 12 3/4 inch by 3 inch slices. Place each slice on the prepared baking sheet. 
  6. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the pan, and then transfer to a wire rack. 
To Top the Cookies
  1. Mix the sugar with the extract and water with a wire whisk. Begin to add cream by tablespoon until you have a thick runny glaze
  2. Dip the cookies into the glaze, and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. 
Created using The Recipes Generator
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.

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4 comments:

  1. Yum! I love the color from the striped candy canes! So perfect for the holidays.

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  2. oh, another fantastic bake from your kitchen!!!!

    they look amazing!

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