Sprinkle these holiday cookies with candy cane bits to get into the spirit.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract on medium-high until pale and fluffy, 3 minutes. Beat in egg, then flour mixture on low. Stir in chocolate chips.

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  • Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place, 2 inches apart, on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges are lightly golden, about 12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks and let cool completely.

  • Stir together confectioners' sugar and enough cream to make a spreadable glaze (if you like a strong mint flavor, stir in up to 1/4 teaspoon extract). Spread a thin layer of glaze on top of each cookie and sprinkle with candies. Let dry completely on racks.

Reviews (4)

62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2018
This recipe is amazing and turned out perfectly! It’s definitely going into my annual Christmas cookie recipe collection. So good and so simple!! I did add 1/4 tsp peppermint extract tithe icing and piped it onto the cooled cookies using a ziplock bag instead of spreading it on with a knife. Much more simple. Can’t wait to share these with my friends and family!
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2015
Delicate crispy treats the whole family will enjoy! Doogums, my Pomeranian doberman x breed, absolutely devoured everything when we went to market last weekend. Silly dog! good thing it wasn't chocolate or we'd be at the sad place
Rating: Unrated
12/11/2012
This was incredibly easy to make - and delicious to boot! This is a great cookie to bring to a holiday party =)
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Rating: Unrated
12/03/2012
These may be the best cookies I've ever made and that says a lot coming from a chocolate lover like myself. I used crushed candy canes instead of the round candies and I opted to flavor the icing with mint. The cookie has a subtle mint flavor with just the right amount of chocolate chips. They were a big hit with my kids and my guests.