Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Peppermint Cookies

Peppermint Cookies

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From the kitchen of Granma Hinckley

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10 minutes
2 dozen
Good for parties/potlucks, Travels well


1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons water
several crushed peppermint candies or candy canes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream together margarine with sugars until light and creamy. Add egg and extracts and blend in.

  3. In separate bowl mix flour, salt and baking soda. Add to sugar mixture.

  4. Stir in water as needed until batter is smooth.

  5. Drop spoonfuls of batter on cookie sheet.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes.

  7. Remove cookie sheet and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.

  8. Return to oven for 1 minute or until candy begins to melt.

  9. Remove and cool on wire rack for twenty minutes.

Great with hot cocoa!


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ghghghgh65 says:

it worked thank u so much

1/10/2017 8:14:29 PM

lw3987 says:

This is the first year that my daughter and I have made these cookies so were hoping they turn out good, and people eat them!

12/11/2015 5:50:13 PM

nikkiwheeler says:

I have made these every year !! So yummy, I have a hard time not eating them ALL myself !!!

12/9/2012 8:24:05 PM

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