Chewy Crunch Peppermint Cookies

Sweet, minty, and pretty on the eye! These festive red and white holiday cookies are the perfect addition to any cookie plate during the Christmas season. We love to eat chewy crunch peppermint cookies because they offer a little mint and lots of crunch all wrapped up in a delicious sugar cookie.

Chewy Crunch Peppermint Cookies

We are such a fan of holiday cookies! In fact, we have several on the blog that I’d love for you to check out including Brownie Mix Cookies, Banana Bread Cookies, Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies , Happy Cookies, Cookie Cheesecake Bars, and of course… Snowball Cookies!

If you are looking for that perfect festive treat, this crushed candy cane cookie works and is so simple to put together!

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Ingredients For Peppermint Crunch Cookies

  •  2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup, 2 sticks, butter
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract oil
  • 6 ounces white candy melts
  • 24 peppermint candies, divided

Related: Candy Cane Hearts Recipe

How To Make Chewy Crunch Peppermint Cookies

batter for christmas cookies

Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.  Divide candies in half. Crush 12 candies and place them into a small bowl. Repeat placing the other candies into a separate bowl. 

Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder and set aside. 
In a bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add egg and extract and beat well. Beat in dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in one bowl of crushed candies. 

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Using a tablespoon portion scoop, scoop dough onto a baking sheet and place 2″ apart. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooking rack to cool completely. 

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Melt candy melts according to package directions.

dip christmas crunch in chocolate

Dunk half of the cookie into the candy melts and wipe off excess. Place onto the wax paper baking sheet and sprinkle with crushed candies.

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Repeat until all cookies are coated.  This recipe makes 4 dozen. 

Christmas needs a little bit of sweetness this year, don’t you think? This rich combination of butter, peppermint, and white chocolate is the combination we’ve all been dreaming of!

Related: Peppermint Oreo Truffles Recipe

Crushed Candy Canes

Do you have extra crushed candy canes lying around? Those are the perfect pieces to use to jumpstart this dessert if you don’t have any peppermint candies on hand.

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Storing

Since these holiday cookies have a nice peppermint feelt to them, they really do give off that essence. So, do not store them with other cookies you have made as the scent travels.

It is my suggestion to give this batch their own container. This will preserve all the other cookies you have on hand and not mix and match the flavors. Believe me, peppermint will overpower just about anything!

desserts made with peppermint
desserts made with peppermint

Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

Sweet, minty, and pretty on the eye! These festive red and white holiday cookies are the perfect addition to any cookie plate during the Christmas season. We love to eat chewy crunch peppermint cookies because they offer a little mint and lots of crunch all wrapped up in a delicious sugar cookie.

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup, 2 sticks, butter
  • 1-1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract oil
  • 6 ounces white candy melts
  • 24 peppermint candies, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Divide candies in half. Crush 12 candies and place them into a small bowl. Repeat placing the other candies into a separate bowl.
  3. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and extract and beat well. Beat in dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in one bowl of crushed candies.
  5. Using a tablespoon portion scoop, scoop dough onto baking sheet and place 2" apart. Bake for 9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooking rack to cool completely.
  6. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  7. Melt candy melts according to package directions. Dunk half of the cookie into the candy melts and wipe off excess. Place onto the wax paper baking sheet and sprinkle with crushed candies. Repeat until all cookies are coated.

Notes

Makes 4 dozen.

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