Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

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shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate and crushed peppermints

Hey friends! It’s Aimee from Shugary Sweets bringing you a fun recipe today! I’m so excited that Katrina asked me to be a part of this I’ll Bring The Cookies series! I adore her and her blog, and secretly wish I lived next door (well, not so secretly now)!

I love this time of year, when everyone is baking delicious treats for Christmas! However, sometimes I feel like classic recipes can go a long way. Shortbread cookies are a classic to me. And with a base recipe as yummy as mine, you can change these up so many ways!

I made you some delicious shortbread cookies then dunked them in dark chocolate and crushed peppermint candy canes! So buttery, minty…amazing! One bite and I think you will agree!

shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate and crushed peppermints with milk and peppermint candies in the background

Anyways, back to the peppermint shortbread cookies. If you enjoyed this recipe, you may also enjoy some of my other favorite peppermint recipes…(I clearly have a chocolate peppermint addiction)!

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake- a rich dark chocolate cake surrounding a layer of peppermint cheesecake. Frosted with peppermint buttercream. YUM!

Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint Buttercream– simple brownie bites topped with a swirl of peppermint frosting and topped with a peppermint candy!

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti– chocolate biscotti dipped in white chocolate and crushed peppermint candy canes; perfect with your cup of coffee!

Thanks again for having me here today Katrina!

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes
Servings 5 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup dark chocolate melted
  • 20 peppermint candies crushed in large pieces


  • Cream butter and powdered sugar for 2-3 minutes until thoroughly combined. Add in flour, salt and vanilla. Mixture will be crumbly. Use hand to combine crumbs into one large dough ball (may take a few minutes).
  • Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap. Drop dough onto plastic, roll plastic wrap over dough. Shape dough into a log (about 2 1/2 inches diameter...rolling it on your countertop with the palms of your hand). Place wrapped dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • Slice into 1/4 inch cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Dip one end of cookie into melted chocolate, sprinkling immediately with peppermint pieces. Lay on parchment paper to set up (about one hour). Makes about 50-60 cookies! Store in air tight container. ENJOY!

Aimee has lots and lots of treats for you so I don’t know why you are still here. Some other cookies from Aimee to get you started:

Egg Nog Biscotti

Cherry Almond Sandwich Cookies

Nutella No Bake Cookies

Thanks for bringing the cookies, Aimee!

- Katrina

7 Responses to “Peppermint Shortbread Cookies”

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    Averie Cooks — December 9, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Shortbread cookies are not something I ever make – but I need to change that! They look great!

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    Katie — December 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Oh these look and sound fab. I'm embarrassed to admit that I just tried shortbread cookies for the first time this year. I've yet to make them–its on my list to do before 2012 is over!
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    Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    These sound lovely!

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    amanda — December 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    These are beautiful! Shortbread cookies are my absolute favorite, especially if they're covered in chocolate!
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    sallysbakingaddiction — December 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I've never made shortbread cookies – but my mom makes a killer version and yours look identical, so…. yeah. I think these are going on my to-bake list. I have to send her this recipe b/c she adores shortbread cookies!! They are gorgeous and I obviously just LOVE the peppermint/chocolate 🙂
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    Taking On Magazines — December 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Oh, I wish I had a plate of those cookies and a good cup of coffee to dunk them in right now. They look amazing. Thanks for sharing Aimee and her recipe with us!
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    Torreh — December 22, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Just made these for my holiday cookie party. They are delicious and pretty, but I didn’t get quite so many out of the recipe.

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