Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

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Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Buttery, rich peppermint shortbread cookies that everyone in your family will love. Easy preparation — slice and bake!

Crunchy bits of peppermint candy tastefully top melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies.

These Peppermint Shortbread Cookies have a buttery cookie base with candy canes. The shortbread melts in your mouth.

Peppermint Shortbread Cookies Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 cup butter cubed (and cold)
1 1/4 cups Andes peppermint crunch chips
1 tsp extract vanilla, almond, or peppermint
red food coloring optional
more sugar to coat cookies before baking if desired


Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl.
Use a pastry blender to cut in butter. You want very fine crumbs.
Stir in extract, food coloring, and Andes peppermint crunch chips.
Use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together and forms a ball.
Shape dough into a log about two inches in a diameter and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for two hours.
Preheat oven to 325F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut slices of cookie dough about 1/4 inch thick and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until cookies are set. Do not over bake.
Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack. Let cool completely.
Store in airtight container for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.