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Sugar cookies covered in cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with bits of candy cane.

Peppermint Sugar Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic sugar cookies with a festive peppermint twist.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 Cookies

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 oz crushed candy cane, divided (This is 12 candy canes)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Cookies

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, corn starch, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light in color. Scrape sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix in egg and peppermint extract.
  • Gradually add in flour mixture and half of the crushed candy canes. Again, scrape the bowl periodically. Mix until just combined.
  • Chill dough 1 hour.
  • Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1” balls then place on parchment covered cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake 14-16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, and peppermint extract until fully combined.
  • Gradually stir in powdered sugar.
  • Spread frosting over cooled cookies and top with remaining crushed candy cane pieces.
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