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Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Peppermint cookies with a hidden crunch of crushed peppermint candies in the creamy pink filling. These sweet sandwich cookies make great Christmas gifts.

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1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 10 min
Total Time



2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring, if desired

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Pink decorator sugar


2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 to 3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 drop red food color

1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies or candy canes


Red, white or pink decorator sugar or edible glitter, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and peppermint flavoring; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Divide dough into fourths; wrap each fourth in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-fourth at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated) to 1/16 to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter. Cut a 1/2-inch circle from center of half of cookies. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. STEP 5

    Sprinkle cookies with center cut-out with decorator sugar. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Add red food color and crushed candies; continue beating until creamy.

  7. STEP 7

    Spread 1 teaspoon filling onto bottom-side of cookie without holes. Top with cookie with center cut–out, bottom-side down. Sprinkle with decorator sugar or edible glitter, if desired.

Tip #1

- To crush peppermint candies, place unwrapped candies in heavy-duty plastic food bag; pound with hammer or rolling pin on hard surface until finely crushed. Ten candies yields 1/4 cup crushed.

Tip #2

- Use a plastic drinking straw to cut three small circles into cookies before baking instead of the 1/2-inch circle.

Tip #3

- Edible glitter can be found in most cake decorating stores or large supermarkets.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

140 Calories
6 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
55 Sodium (mg)
20 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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