Peppermint Crunch Christmas Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Crunch Christmas Cookies Recipe
Staff Writer
Taste of Home

These festive shortbread cookies are colored red and green and covered in peppermint candies. 

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12
Servings
410
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  butter, softened
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  peppermint extract
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • Red and green paste food coloring
  • 8  Ounces  dark chocolate candy coating, melted
  • 3/4  Cups  crushed peppermint candies

Directions

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
64g
49%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
77µg
19%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
81mg
12%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
139mg
9%
Water
7g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Peppermint Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peppermint Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.