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SIMPLE peppermint cookies - deep red and dipped in melted chocolate then sprinkled with crushed candy canes

SIMPLE Peppermint Cookies

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x


  • 1 Cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Large Egg, room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Peppermint extract
  • 23 drops Red food coloring
  • Granulated sugar, optional
  • Chocolate almond bark or other melting chocolate
  • Crushed peppermint or candy canes


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter until fluffy.
  2. Add sugar and salt and beat until well combined and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the flour and beat until well combined.
  5. Add food coloring and peppermint extract and mix very well.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  7. Roll into small balls and place on the baking sheet.
  8. Lightly press down each cookie ball using a flat bottom glass dipped in water.
  9. Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar if desired.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edge are set and slightly golden brown.
  11. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.
  12. Crush peppermint in a resealable bag using a rolling pin.
  13. Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds on 70% power, stir and repeat until melted.
  14. Dip edge of cookie into chocolate and immediately add crushed peppermint.
  15. Set on wire rack or decorative plate to set.


  • Serving Size: 1

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