Friday, November 12, 2021

Peppermint Shortbread #ChristmasCookiesWeek

These amazing slice and bake cookies need only 5 ingredients and taste exactly like Christmas with melt in your mouth goodness.

Peppermint Shortbread

This is my final cookie that I'm sharing for Christmas Cookie Week but, fret not, there are plenty more cookies to be baked and shared between now and Christmas day.........
Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of a Kitchen Hoor's Adventures host a Christmas Cookies Week each year where they invite us to join them in sharing cookie recipes with our readers in plenty of time for them to start their holiday baking.

Let's see what everyone baked up to share today.......

Peppermint Shortbread dough

I think that these are a very elegant cookie and I love that I can make the dough and have it in the refrigerator to bake up as needed.  The recipe makes 2 dozen which, I find, is the perfect amount to have on hand. When those are baked up and eaten, it takes only minutes to make a second batch to have in the fridge for when freinds or family pop in and you want to make them feel welcome.

peppermint shortbread

I got this recipe, last year, from my friend Sister MaryAnn who had cut it out of a local newspaper.  I knew that meant that she was hoping I would bake some up and share with her.  I never found the time last year but I did make sure that it was on my list of cookies to bake for this year.

I took them over to her yesterday, along with some of my Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms.  The Molasses Cookies have seem to disappeared and need to be made again.  She was very pleased and it warmed my heart to have kicked off the holiday season doing something nice for someone I love.

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies
I am a huge shortbread fan.  They are one of my favorite cookies and this, my friends, may be my new favorite Christmas Cookie.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I.

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Desserts, Cookies
Yield: 24 Cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Peppermint Shortbread

Peppermint Shortbread

These amazing slice and bake cookies need only 5 ingredients and taste exactly like Christmas with melt in your mouth goodness.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 15 MinInactive time: 24 HourTotal time: 24 H & 25 M


  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla paste
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 1/3 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. peppermint crunch baking chips


  1. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  2. With mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour until combined. Stir in the peppermint chips.
  3. Place the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a 12" log and place in the refrigerator overnight or in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. When ready to bake, slice the log into 24 equal slices (approx. 1/2" thick and place onto 2 baking sheets that have been covered with parchment or a silicone mat.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 15 minutes, until cookies are set and the bottom is a light golden brown.
  6. Cool on a wire rack.


Adapted from a recipe published in the Voice.

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  1. Slice and bake cookies are sooooo convenient. Plus, they are totally delicious. These are perfect for a Christmas cookie tray.

  2. These look really good! I don't know if having the dough in the refrigerator is more efficient or more dangerous ;-)

  3. Love the easy of slice and bake and my son loves peppermint, definitely will be a hit here!

  4. Awwwwwwww...Wendy these are so cute! And I love I know that these would be a huge hit in our house!

  5. Love shortbread cookies! These are spot on with perfect flavors of the season! Love to have this dough in the fridge/freezer to slice and bake as needed. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  6. You can't go wrong with a few shortbread cookies!


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