Holiday Peppermint Thins

Holiday Peppermint Thins

Crisp chocolate peppermint Christmas cookies perfect for dipping and decorating in a wide variety of ways.

1:20 prep time
4 1/2 dozen cookies
141 Rating



1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon peppermint extract


15 ounces vanilla or chocolate-flavored candy coating (almond bark)


Holiday decorator candies
Hard peppermint candies, coarsely crushed


Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in medium bowl until well mixed; set aside.

Combine powdered sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and peppermint extract; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed.

Divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours or overnight).

Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely.

Place candy coating in small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on HIGH (100% power), stirring often, for 60 to 90 seconds. Stir until smooth.

Place waxed paper onto flat surface. Dip each cookie into warm coating; shake off excess. Place onto waxed paper. Immediately decorate as desired. Let stand until coating is set.

Store between layers of waxed paper in loosely covered container.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14865©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Simple, easy, and christmasy. I added about a tsp of peppermint extract to the candy coating and topped with crushed candy canes. It ws just the right about of mint. Love them!

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