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Peppermint Shortbread

Peppermint Shortbread

Peppermint and chocolate partner perfectly in this easy-to-make shortbread.

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20 min
Prep Time
55 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon finely crushed peppermint candy  

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract


1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 teaspoon shortening

1 tablespoon finely crushed peppermint candy  


 *Substitute crushed candy canes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Place butter in bowl; beat 30 seconds at medium speed. Add flour and powdered sugar; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon crushed peppermint candy, vanilla and peppermint extract; continue beating until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Pat or roll dough into 8-inch circle on prepared cookie sheet. Score top of shortbread circle into 16 sections using large knife or ruler.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 14-18 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Cut shortbread through each score line, leaving shortbread in circle. Using edges of parchment, move shortbread circle to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1/4 cup chocolate chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave 30-45 seconds until chips are melted. Stir until chocolate is smooth. Drizzle over shortbread; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon crushed peppermint candy.

Tip #1

Recipe can easily be doubled to make 2 shortbreads.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

150 Calories
8 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
50 Sodium (mg)
16 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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